You can upload “STL”, “OBJ” or “STP” files with a maximum file size of 50MB. If you are having trouble viewing or processing large files, please export your model to a slightly lower level of detail.
(Even if the resolution is very high, the file size should not exceed 15MB.)TIP: Preferably save your models as an STL file in “binary format”.
(OBJ files or STL files in “ASCII format” require much more storage space for the same result)
Our 3D printers offer the following installation space:
Ultimaker 2+: 223 x 223 x 205mm (LxWxH)
Ultimaker 3: 223 x 215 x 205mm (LxWxH)
HERE you can find more information about our materials.
Your CAD file is split into many individual layers for our 3D printing process (FDM).
The height of the individual layers determines the later “resolution” or the fineness of your 3D printing.
• Halving the layer height inevitably leads to a doubling of the printing time.
• The compromise between the desired quality, the printing time and the resulting printing costs should always be considered individually, because:
• Not all geometries necessarily require a low layer height in order to appear of high quality. (Roundings require a significantly lower layer height for straightforward presentation than straight wall lines)Use the examples to see how the different layer heights affect your object:
Based on the filling density, you can determine the stability (or the weight) of your object.
We say, “A fill of 20% is quite sufficient in most cases (due to a stable lattice structure).”10-30%: for models that serve for illustrative or dimensional testing
30-60%: for models that are to be exposed to a certain mechanical load –
60-100%: for models that are permanently exposed to mechanical stress –
for example use in industry, stress tests, etc.
Using the graphic example, you can see how the fill density behaves within the object:
when picking up: approx. 1-3 working days + printing time
DHL Package: 3-6 business days (DE) + printing time