The Ultimaker S5 is the bigger, better model that replaced the Ultimaker 3. With incredible print quality, large build volume, sophisticated dual extrusion system, swappable print cores, intuitive guidance from print setup to part removal and multiple options for control, the Ultimaker S5 is one of the best 3D printers on the market.
It has been used by such companies as Volkswagen and OpLab to save time, costs, and build entirely new tools and products.
In 2017, Volkswagen Autoeuropa saved over €250,000 with the help of 3D printing. The image above shows a wheel protection jig that used to cost €800. With the help of Ultimaker S5, this was reduced to €21. Tool development time decreased from 56 to 10 days.
Before: making a plaster dental model by hand was highly labor-intensive, each iteration took from 3 to 5 hours to create.
After: with the Ultimaker S5 multiple iterations can be 3D printed at the same time. The overall process takes from 2 to 4 hours and minimizes labor.
The Ultimaker S5 can print layers at 20 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces.
It has 3 nozzles of 0.8, 0.4 and 0.25 mm diameter. Whether you’re seeking to print with speed or fine detail, the different nozzle sizes will allow you to achieve your prototyping and production goals.
The print head is extremely light for a fast performance, thanks to a Bowden extrusion system.
Ultimaker's dual extrusion system enables prints with two materials at once. Use HIPS or PVA to print complex parts without the breakaway supports.
Here’s the best part:
The extrusion system comes with a nozzle-lifting system. It picks up your secondary print nozzle when it is not in use to avoid stringing and unwanted drops of filament on the printed model. Print clean, multi-material and multi-color models with no effort.
Ultimaker S5 prints with PLA, Tough PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA and other materials.
This is achieved via a system of swappable "print cores", each optimized for different material type.
In addition, the extruder comes with a fan. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints when printing with PLA-type materials.
Unlike many FDM printers, the Ultimaker S5 also has a heated print bed and closed print chamber, ensuring reliable printing with ABS-type materials.
The Ultimaker S5 cannot print high-temperature materials like PEEK, ABS/PC, PEI, carbon fiber or glass fiber.
It prints with 2.85 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches (330 x 240 x 300 mm) lets you print just about anything.
The printer is controlled via a touchscreen.
3D models can be printed from computer via Wi-Fi, LAN Ethernet or USB.
Feel free to check on your print at any time using the built-in live camera. The Ultimaker mobile app will keep you updated wherever you are.
The printer software works with 3D models in STL, OBJ, X3D и 3MF formats, and is available for Windows, MacOS и Linux.
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Ultimaker S5 is available in white color. Its sleek look and feel makes it ideal for both home and professional use. The printer dimensions are 19.29 x 16.54 x 19.69 inches (490 x 420 x 500 mm). It weighs 45 lb (20.6 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the back of the 3D printer.
The price of Ultimaker S5 is $5,995.00. Although more on the expensive side, the printer is a great addition to the toolkit of a professional designer, engineer, or even a prosumer with some extra money to spend.