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Thank you for choosing ULIO as part of your school's Make project. Making a 3D printer out of a 3D printer will introduce your students to the whole process of designing and building a machine from an idea to a functional prototype

Any Make project has its level of difficulties starting from the design, building the parts, proper assembly and the final startup. But with the right planning of time and human resources the rewards will surpass your expectations. At the end of this project your students will understand how to create things by using a 3D CAD tool and a 3D printer, enabling some students to create their own inventions!

In order for this project to succeed you will need to:

  • Properly print all the parts (available online video tutorials)
  • Adequate assembly (available online video tutorials)
  • Properly startup the printer (available online video tutorials)

Based on our experience this is what you need to know to better prepare yourself for this educational project

Human resources

  • A first time assembly of ULIO might take approximately 6 hours (online video tutorials are available)
  • You might also need an additional 2 to 3 hours to startup the printer (online video tutorials are available)
  • Adult supervision and assistance is required

Printing requirements

  • You need an existing 3D printer with a minimum print volume of 200 mm x 160 mm  x 200 mm (8 in. x 6.2 in. x 8 in)
  • An experienced person in 3D printing will take approximately 3 to 5 working days to print all of ULIO’S plastic parts
  • An inexperienced person in 3D printing might take a couple of days more
  • Some prints can last up to 18 hours maybe even more depending on your printing settings
  • Printing the plastic parts takes about 1082 gr. of filament and is subject to your slicing settings
    • It's good practice to estimate about 15% more (1250 gr.) 
    • We only test printed ULIO with PLA/PHA type filament
    • If you don’t have experience in 3D printing please estimate approximately 2000 gr. (2 Kgs) to be on the safe side

Tools

  • Metric screwdriver kit and tweezers is (included in the kit)
  • Pliers
  • Cutter pliers
  • Drill bit 5 mm (included in the kit)) 
  • Small hammer
  • Small ratchet or wrench
  • Xacto knife
  • Cutter
  • Krazy or super glue gel (ex: Krazy glue,  lepage)

 

 

 

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