Safe Operating Procedure (SOP)
Safe Operating Procedure for Up Box+ 3D printer (DOCX)
Safe Operating Procedure for Up Box Mini 3D printer (DOCX)
We supply 1.75mm PLA filament for the UP Box 3D printers and this is the only filament accepted for use.
Using Up Studio software
Up Studio is the software used to control the Up Box printers.
Preparing your file for printing with Netfabb
You are responsible for ensuring that a file is printable.
To make sure your 3D models print error-free, you need to check that they are watertight and there are no mesh errors. There are various mesh repair applications available such as Meshmixer, Blender and Meshlab, but we use Netfabb. Ask a Makerspace technician if you have any queries.
You will need to download and install Netfabb on your computer.
Netfabb is a free program that can check and edit 3D files. Netfabb can open the following file types:
- ALN.STL (STL files can be converted from other 3D model file types, such as OBJ or 3DS using Netfabb).
Netfabb YouTube tutorials
3D modelling skills training
Doing any of the following courses at Lynda.com would be very useful in getting started with modelling for 3D printing: