ultimaker 2+ extended max temperature


Is there way to change to change max temperature to print colorfabb ht filament?

I installed tf2k for my printer but need to get information how to change max temperature for firmware.

I use tinker firmware atm, but seems like there is no way change max temp.

So do i need find marlin repo for ultimaker and change bondtech ddg 311 step and max temp somewhere?

I tried to check tinkergnome github but cant find updated marlin onmly those hex files where i cant change stuff.

How 3D printing can affect your supply chain

3D printing has been used for prototyping for decades, but now it’s starting to creep into production process too. Even if you’re not printing things yourself, that change is going to have implications for your supply chain management.

What’s different about 3D printing and other additive manufacturing processes

When you think about 3D printing, you might visualize a filament of molten plastic being squirted, toothpaste-like, out of a nozzle, building up an object layer by layer as it solidifies.

Technically, that approach is termed fused deposition modeling but more generally we might talk of additive manufacturing, in which the layers can also be built up by fusing powdered metal or plastic (selective laser sintering) or solidifying a liquid using ultraviolet light (stereolithography or continuous liquid interface production), then lifting the finished object out of the unused powder or liquid.

Although these techniques are radically different from one another in approach, and in the characteristics of the pieces they can produce, they share a number of important characteristics that sets them apart from traditional manufacturing techniques:

– Tooling is not specific to the piece being manufactured: In theory, they could be making a part for an aircraft one minute, and for a food mixer the next. Changing from one to the other doesn’t require a fresh mold, or a different cutting tool, just an appropriate design file.

– They’re slow, because they work layer by layer

– They are free from many of the physical or topological constraints of other manufacturing techniques: If you can imagine it, there’s a fair chance you can print it.

– They are usually costlier per piece compared to traditional mass-production techniques such as stamping or molding

Those differences are going to have consequences for all stages of the product lifecycle, from design through to maintenance;

Effects on production lifecycle management

Design for additive manufacturing can be both simpler and more complex with than with traditional manufacturing techniques. Almost any solid or hollow shape can be produced without worrying about how it will be assembled, or whether the tool will fit inside it, and in some cases it’s possible to optimize parts to exactly the shape needed rather than simply what can be produced.

Prototyping is where 3D printing started to have an impact on industry, allowing design engineers with no machining skills to churn out prototypes in the same way marketing executives laser-print brochures. There are service bureaus that will do the 3D printing for you but these days it’s just as easy (if not just as cheap) to do it in-house. From an IT point of view, the key issues with outsourcing involve ensuring the security and integrity of the design files transmitted.

Additive manufacturing changes the economic calculus of production: While in principle it’s slower and so costlier than, say, machining, that may change if the raw material is extremely expensive.

That’s something that’s come to the fore in the last five years or so, particularly with the use of sintered titanium in the aircraft industry, where additive manufacturing allows the creation of stronger pieces with less material and less waste, according to Sabrina Berbain, associate professor of supply chain at ISG International Business School, speaking at the Add Fab additive manufacturing conference in Paris recently.

At Sculpteo, a company that makes parts to order using a number of additive manufacturing techniques, falling costs have driven a shift in the use of its services from prototyping to production in recent years. Now 40 percent of Sculpteo’s customers use it to make production parts, the company’s deputy CEO Marine Coré Baillais said at the Add Fab event. They turn to additive manufacturing as soon as there’s a profit to be made, she said, either by reducing cost or the number of steps in the production process.

For prototyping, she said, turnaround time was the most important, while for production it’s all about cost and quality.

3D printing can continue to affect products long after they are sold, making it easier to obtain spare parts for maintenance and repair.

Two French brands, domestic appliance and cookware manufacturer SEB and appliance retailer Boulanger, have made moves towards on-demand printing of spare parts.

Boulanger is behind the site Happy3D.fr, which proposes a library of open-source design files for a variety of easily-broken and hard-to-obtain parts such as battery covers, handles, and nozzles. Breakage of these parts typically sends otherwise working products to the dump. SEB, meanwhile, is experimenting with the use of 3D printing to produce parts for a range of products it labels “Repairable product: 10 years” when its stocks of spares run out.

How this changes the supply chain

Logistics these days is increasingly about bits, not pieces, said another Add Fab speaker, Alexandre Donnadieu, who is French business development manager of 3YourMind, a German creator of industrial additive manufacturing management software.

For him there’s no real distinction between the supply chain and production: You produce parts close to where you need them, and it’s the design and manufacturing data that you need to transport there. His company makes management tools for that kind of decentralized production.

That’s a path Sculpteo has gone down too: When it opened its third 3D printing facility, it did so in California, putting it close to the kinds of startups that were already using the first two in France. Thanks to its own software platform, Fabpilot, it can produce parts for as little as €1.50 each, according to Coré-Baillais.

Additive manufacturing’s ability to produce short runs of a part is changing logistics too.

Just-in-time inventory management has been around for a long while, but in many cases it’s just a matter of out of sight, out of mind: Custom-molded parts are still produced in huge batches, then stockpiled by a supplier and delivered to the customer piecemeal.

Coré-Baillais is seeing changes, though: More and more of Sculpteo’s customers are ordering small quantities of their designs several times a week, for use in medical equipment, robotics and other applications.

Over the course of a year, that can total tens of thousands of pieces — hardly the typical use case for 3D printing, you would think. It’s responding to the need of cash-strapped startups to put off big investments such as in tooling up for production for as long as possible. They might even stay with additive manufacturing because it allows continuous improvement of their product, she said.

So, while the deliveries still need to be made just in time, warehousing may no longer be an issue.

Something startups have understood, but that Coré-Baillais would like larger enterprises to understand, is that there’s no point insisting on a two-month purchasing process for a piece that takes just 48 hours to make.

Finding ways to simplify the business processes between saving the design file and taking delivery of the printed part is key to this.

Additive manufacturing is shortening the supply chain, closing the gaps between sourcing, manufacturing and distribution, according to Berbain. In some cases, the customer is becoming a co-creator: With a batch size of one and less need for retooling, designs can be modified or customized almost on the fly, like a permanent beta test.

With 3D printing there’s less need for assembly, as more complex forms can be printed as a single piece. This means less coordination of suppliers of different subassemblies, and less likelihood that a whole manufacturing line will be stopped for lack of a tiny part, according to Donnadieu.

Obstacles to the adoption of additive manufacturing

We can’t just start 3D printing everything, though.

For one thing, we don’t have 3D design files for everything. Some inventory items will not yet have been digitized, Donnadieu said. But it would make sense to print even some of those, perhaps parts with a low rotation that are stocked for a long while, or parts that are no longer made. They will first have to be scanned or models recreated.

Distributed printing brings its own problems — not so much the cultural differences that can bog down business process outsourcing, but the heterogeneity of additive manufacturing equipment. There are no standard APIs, Donnadieu lamented.

There are also more material matters — matters like how long additive manufacturing materials will last, or whether parts produced this way meet various industry safety standards.

Having visibility into the cost of additive manufacturing from end to end is still an issue, he said. If you outsource: where should you do it?

Further into the future of supply chain management

So what’s next? Five years from now, Coré-Baillais expects Airbus to be printing spares for aircraft at airports around the world and repairing them on site although, she notes, there are still a lot of questions around how the design files can be transmitted securely and protected from interference during the printing process.

But she is more skeptical of whether this close-to-the-customer approach will work for consumer products, as SEB and Boulanger are hoping. The success of these initiatives is more likely to depend on civil society than on manufacturers and retailers, said Coré-Baillais: That’s the kind of fabrication that’s done not by manufacturers but by fab-labs and similar community ventures today.

At the launch of is “Repairable product” initiative SEB was said to be holding 5.7 million spare parts in stock. But the dream for a lot of businesses is zero inventory, said Berbain.

HP Accelerates Democratization of 3D Printing

Today HP Inc. expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers, the industry’s first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white – with voxel control – in a fraction of the time of other solutions. Depending on configuration and color preference, the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series is available starting in the $50,000s, enabling small- to medium-sized product development teams and design businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities and research institutions to access HP’s industry leading Multi Jet Fusion printing technology.

Stratasys Rolls out Industry Certification Program in North America, Designed to Bridge the …

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today rolled out a new industry certification program in North America – designed to more effectively bridge the skills gap it observes in the additive manufacturing industry. Engineered in conjunction with a consortium of top colleges and universities, the program aims to enable students to secure accelerated additive manufacturing credentials to improve employability and workforce readiness.

According to industry data, demand for certified additive manufacturing workers to fill industry vacancies will reach about 21 billion by end of this decade. Unfortunately, many candidates are unable to prove job-relevant skills leveraging consistent, industry-accepted benchmarks. The new Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program provides companies in manufacturing, design and medical industries with measurable qualifications to prove applicants are workforce-ready and immediately contribute to business success.

The program was developed alongside a consortium of leaders across education – including The Wentworth Institute of Technology, Dunwoody College of Technology, Iowa State University, UC Irvine and Milwaukee School of Engineering. In addition to addressing evolving requirements for skilled additive manufacturing workers, the education modules provide consistency of workforce readiness with an approved range of skill requirements.

“While demand for workers with additive manufacturing expertise continues to rise, there’s really no across-the-board standard to judge credentials. We’ve observed employers cannot always align job-specific readiness with additive manufacturing skills, therefore many workers fail to live up to expectations,” said Gina Scala, Director of Marketing, Global Education at Stratasys. “Backed by nearly 30 years in the industry and developed in conjunction with some of the most respected additive manufacturing educators– we believe our certification program is just what the industry needs to align the skills employers require and workers deliver.”

Educational institutions enrolled in the certification program have access to 40 contact hours of exam preparation content organized via module and accessible directly via Stratasys. Other resources for participating institutions include hands-on projects and labs, GrabCAD and InsightCAM software, module exams, instructor notes, and presentations. Enrolled students can tap into key technical resources guides, industry use cases, and software and preparation notes.

According to The Danfoss Group, a global producer of products and services used in cooling, air conditioning and heating – successful job applicants have proven, hands-on experience: “Here at Danfoss, we are implementing additive manufacturing using a variety of technologies in a wide variety of applications. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for AM as well as general understanding of all the technologies in additive manufacturing today,” said Kevin Ayers, Additive Design and Manufacturing Specialist at Danfoss. “It’s very important to recruit talent that have actual hands-on experience in running a 3D printer and processing parts.”

For more information – or to get involved in the new Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program – visit http://www.stratasys.com/education/edu-certification or contact edu.curriculum@stratasys.com.

Stratasys is a global leader in applied additive technology solutions for industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Education. For nearly 30 years, a deep and ongoing focus on customers’ business requirements has fueled purposeful innovations — 1,200 granted and pending additive technology patents to date — that create new value across product lifecycle processes, from design prototypes to manufacturing tools and final production parts. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise — advanced materials; software with voxel level control; precise, repeatable and reliable FDM and PolyJet 3D printers; application-based expert services; on-demand parts and industry-defining partnerships — works to ensure seamless integration into each customer’s evolving workflow. Fulfilling the real-world potential of additive, Stratasys delivers breakthrough industry-specific applications that accelerate business processes, optimize value chains and drive business performance improvements for thousands of future-ready leaders. Corporate headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel. Online at: www.stratasys.com, http://blog.stratasys.com and LinkedIn.