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Stratasys FDM 2000


  • Stratasys FDM 2000 3D printer with ABS head
  • 1.75mm filament
  • ABS or ABS+ plastic resin material (use _only_ Stratasys OEM filament or equivalent such as Coex MG94 - ask Have Blue if unsure about material suitability)
  • Currently located in the 3D Printing Area


  • Official Milwaukee MakerSpace Checkout Training Document


  • See Have Blue for Insight 8.1 (Stratasys control software, last version to support the FDM series)

Current Status

  • Head has been rebuilt, support nozzle has been replaced. Still needs calibration and tweaking.
  • Spare WinXP computer for running the machine has been acquired.
  • June 2017: Nonfuctional. Needs calibration and a dedicated computer setup to run it. Computer is on hand, need monitor.

On loan from

  • Have Blue


  • 7JUL2013 - Arrived at Makerspace
  • 10SEP2013 - Moved into 3D printing area and began testing
  • 1OCT2013 - Replaced support nozzle solenoid
  • 10OCT2013 - Attempted to clear support nozzle clog; cracked inlet buffer; said a lot of naughty words.
  • 17OCT2013 - replaced inlet buffer, did full cleaning of support hotend, but support side seems clogged worse than before. Said heck with it and decided to just run with the model extruder only for Makerfest.
  • 22OCT2013 - Chip added a shelf to the cart for storage of filament.
  • Late 2013/Early 2014 - disassembled head for removal of support extruder, support hotend cleaned, discovered manufacturing defect that should be easily fixed.
  • 20APR2014 - fixed manufacturing defect in support hotend, polished internal passage, reassembled hotend with heater, thermocouple, inlet buffer, and fiberglass insulation.
  • 21APR2014 - discovered that the head rebuild didn't do squat and it was still jamming.
  • 22APR2014 through 7MAY2014 - long, alcohol fueled depression (just kidding)
  • 8MAY2014 - replaced support nozzle; jamming eliminated. Started Duchamp chess set print.
  • 9MAY2014 - print completed successfully and there was much rejoicing. Commencing tweaking and calibration.


  • You need to be checked out on the Stratasys before you use it! There are melty bits and motors that can crush things. And it's hot.
equipment/stratasysfdm2000.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/22 01:18 by mmelk