Ultimaker S5 3D Printer - Ultimate FDM Solution
The Ultimate FDM 3D Printing Solution
Discover the easy-to-use desktop 3D printer with a large build volume that delivers accurate, industrial-grade parts, time and again. With simple setup, high uptime, and reliable dual extrusion, Ultimaker S5 is the complete professional 3D printing solution.
In this blog post we will cover the following topics :
- New Ultimaker S5 - New Features & Specs
- New Tough PLA - Ultimaker Collection Gets an Upgrade
- Software - Cura & Cura Connect
- Service - Why Buy Your Ultimaker S5 in Canada at Voxel Factory
Ultimaker S5 - New Features & Specs
Exceed your limitations by thinking big and printing bigger than before with a build volume of 330 x 240 x 300 mm available to create your perfect prints. Combined with Ultimaker’s reliable dual extrusion and water-soluble support, the S5 gives you even more freedom to realize your designs or print multiple parts in one go so you can meet demand with maximum efficiency, while fitting comfortably on your desk.
Reliable Adhesion, From First Layer to Finished Part
A perfect first layer is crucial to every 3D print. Even more so with big prints. To ensure that this happens every time, Ultimaker have overhauled their active levelling technology. The Ultimaker S5 probes the build plate in a greater number of locations, creating a precisely detailed height map of the build surface. Using this data, it compensates for any surface deviations in real time, giving you a perfect, ultra-flat first layer, with secure adhesion that lasts the entire print. There’s no need for constant monitoring - just start a print and leave the Ultimaker S5 to do its job, while you do yours.
The Ultimaker S5 packs powerful technology in a simple, clean, stylish enclosure that fits right in with your office. An enclosed front, with tinted glass doors, ensures that the internal temperature and airflow are optimal. An intuitive touch screen interface guides you through operation of the printer and displays detailed status information. Frame lights provide visual feedback, and project clean white light to overview and inspect your print up close. And an embedded power supply gives the printer a clean footprint, making it ideal for shelf or rack mounting.
More Features for Better Prototyping
A Bowden extrusion system keeps the print head ultra-light, for the fastest possible performance. A tight filament path ensures a reliable experience printing with flexible materials, such as TPU 95A.
Loading, unloading and changing material is effortless, with an ergonomic locking lever built into each feeder. Flip the lever upwards to manually insert or remove material. Flip it closed, and constant force is applied to the material, so it is driven accurately to make sure you can finish your big prints with ease.
Material is moved at a precise rate with a tool steel feeder gear, with an extra-hard coating to prevent long-term wear. And the redesigned silicone nozzle cover keeps print head airflow consistent, for efficient material throughput.
A built-in filament flow sensor intelligently detects when material stops moving or is nearing an end. To save your print if a spool runs out, the Ultimaker S5 will automatically pause and prompt you to take action.
Material – Tough PLA Plus All the Ultimaker Collection
3D print everything from quick prototypes to complex, technical parts with Ultimaker’s range of build and support materials. And with an open filament system, you can also choose a custom material solution.
The Ultimaker S5 supports the full portfolio of Ultimaker materials, including ABS, CPE+, Nylon, and TPU 95A. A 750 g spool of the newest material, Tough PLA, is included in the box of each Ultimaker S5.
Ultimaker Tough PLA - A technical PLA filament optimized for printing technical models at larger sizes such as functional prototyping, tooling and manufacturing aids, with no delamination or warping.
With an impact strength similar and higher stiffness compared to Ultimaker ABS, Tough PLA is less brittle than regular PLA and gives a more matte surface finish quality. This material will the standard shipped with the S5 (in the box). This material is available in four colours : Black, White, Red and Green.
A smart spool holder conveniently clips on to the back panel of the Ultimaker S5 and accommodates two separate 750 g material spools. Load a spool onto the holder, and using the holder’s built-in NFC reader, the printer will recognize the Ultimaker material type and automatically select the optimum printer settings, so you don’t need to.
Software – Cura & Cura Connect
Cura Connect on the Ultimaker App – Available on iOS and Android, the Ultimaker App allows you to connect with your Ultimaker 3D printer wherever you are, whenever you want.
Now, a mobile version of the popular Cura Connect notifies you when their print job is ready and when a printer needs special attention or maintenance. It also gives you insights on any queued print jobs and allows you to monitor progress via the camera to keep on eye on your big prints. You can send a job to the 3D printer without constant monitoring and focus on creating your next innovative 3D designs.
With high-speed Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity built directly into the Ultimaker S5, regular firmware updates, with new features and improvements, will enhance the printer’s capabilities over time.
Why Buy Your Ultimaker S5 in Canada at Voxel Factory?
The Voxel Factory Advantage – One stop shop for your FDM needs
With every purchase of an Ultimaker 3D printer, we offer a free 3-hour hands-on training to 2 people (value of $300) to show you how to use the printer to accomplish your 3D design goals. We also train you to use Cura software and we share tips acquired through years of experience so that you can be miles ahead of your competition by avoiding common and technical 3D printing mistakes when printing large designs.
Moreover, our certified technicians are fully capable of repairing and providing maintenance in case of complications to make sure you get back to streamlining your production as fast as possible without excessive downtime.
At Voxel Factory, we keep all spare parts needed for maintenance & repair as well as every filament available from Ultimaker with frequent stock replenishment to make sure you have everything you need quickly when printing big.
- Nathan Orfin