In the 3D Workshop we have four Ultimaker 3D Printers which students can make use of.
Ultimaker is a brand of 3D Printer which uses a technique known as FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) or FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication). This technique uses a string of thermoplastic material (filament) which is pushed through a heated nozzle. The printer lays down melted material at a precise location, which then cools and solidifies, building the print layer-by-layer.
We have a range of filaments and colours you can print with. Mostly we print with PLA (Polylactic Acid) a fully biodegradable thermoplastic polymer consisting of renewable raw materials.
The Ultimakers can be booked after attending an Intro to 3D Printing workshop bookable via ORB. To book a printer visit ORB and select LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION (Workspaces, Inductions)
In order to print you will need an 3D model inb the .stl file format. Software support is available at The Digital Space.
We charge a small fee to cover the cost of materials. Please make sure to discuss your project with a technician prior to printing and we will advise you of the cost.
Once you've printed you can pay via the Estore.