This printer has reduced functionality. It was recently donated and currently works, but occasionally locks up mid-print. A new mainboard is on order. You can use it, but please let us know if anything misbehaves.
Our Creator 3 is a large, highly capable machine. It's enclosed print area and independent high temp dual extruders make it ideal for printing many materials or adding water disolvable supports.
A picture of our Creator 3
Our Creator 3 can be used for printing many different objects. It's setup to print with ABS or PLA which gives a great surface finish, and strong, structurally sound parts. Use it for printing brackets, enclosures and other small parts. You can also print high temperature filaments! Note that we only keep ABS and PLA in stock, BYO for other filament types.
IP Address: 192.168.1.203
Usage Cost: $2/hr or $40/kg (free for BYO filament)
Note: the usage cost will change once our interlocks are installed as they will be automatically billed. The rate will likely reduce to around $1-$1.50 but is yet to be confirmed.
Induction Class: 🟡 Orange Tool (Induction Required)
Print Area: 300mm(L) x 250mm(W) x 200mm(H)
Nozzle Size: tbc
Max Nozzle Temp: 300°C
Layer Heights: 0.05mm - 0.4mm
Max Bed Temp: 120°C
Supported Filaments: PLA / ABS / PETG / PVA / HIPS / PA PC / WOOD / ASA / PA-CF / PA-GF
🟡 This tool requires an induction before use.
To book an induction for this machine, please use the "book appointment" link from the member portal.
These printers require the use of the Flashprint slicing software. This software is very easy to use and allows connection to our printers via WiFi.
Flashprint is installed on our iMac ready to go (bring your model on a USB flash drive, send it via AirDrop, or login to google drive etc.). However, you can also install it on your own computer in order to get an estimate on printing time, or to send print jobs directly from your own laptop. Flashprint supports macOS, Windows and Linux.
You should be familiar with how to operate this tool after completing an induction. However, a quick reference guide is included below to assist you.
Warning: the heated bed and hot end can become extremely hot and result in severe burns if touched.
PLAetc., then select the "standard" print profile.
Found from a very helpful reddit post that seems to work well.
We try to keep the following filaments in stock for members to use but check with staff ahead of time if you need something specific. Filament is included in the hourly machine cost. We recommend using these unless you have a special need, as they've been chosen to work well with our machines and have calibrated profiles. If you'd like to suggest other filaments to stock, please let us know.
The above is what we try to keep always stocked. However, there's also tonnes of other random colours, textures and sometimes materials like flexible TPU. Be sure to check the filament storage area for an up to date list.