UQ Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Chooses Ultimaker

Written by Steve Reid

Certified Practicing Mechanical Engineer & RPEQ. Passionate about 3D Printing and the opportunities that it affords to create anything that you can imagine.

23 October 2014

When the Australian National Fabrication Facility Queensland (ANFFQ) Based in the University of Queensland’s Bioengineering and Nanotechnology labs needed a new 3D printer they looked no further than the Ultimaker 2.

3D STEM supplied and installed the printer, trained the staff and assisted with specialised 3D printing consulting. We also designed and fabricated guards and a front face plate to ensure a stable and safe environment in the laboratory and continue to provide ongoing support for service and maintenance to keep it operating at it’s best.

The ANFFQ performs 3D printing for a variety of clients specifically around microfluidic devices and interfacing with their nanotechnology capabilities.

Not long after we installed a new Olsson block and assisted with its testing we also performed an upgrade to the new 2+ model and the ANFFQ reports a much better performance than what they were expecting.

With both commercial and student use their machine certainly lives up to their label of it being the “workhorse of the lab”.