Ultimaker unveiled the Ultimaker S5, the latest expansion of its professional desktop 3D printer portfolio. The future-ready Ultimaker S5 fits into existing workflows, delivering a larger build volume.
The Ultimaker S5 has an optimized touch screen for a better user experience. This desktop 3D printer features a 330 x 240 x 300 mm build volume, dual extrusion, and an improved feeder system with a filament flow sensor that auto pauses and resumes when materials run out—leaving print quality untouched. The enhanced bed leveling ensures a perfect first layer and continuously adjusts the print bed while printing, enabling unattended use.
The Ultimaker S5 can print with a wider range of materials, from PLA to advanced engineering plastics like Nylon and PC. It includes a closed front system. By the summer of 2018, Ultimaker will also offer an anodized aluminum build plate. A full overview of specs can be found here.
Ultimaker also introduced two additional products:
Ultimaker Tough PLA – A PLA filament optimized for the larger sizes possible with the Ultimaker S5 desktop 3D printer. The printer handles larger objects 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.
Ultimaker App – The Ultimaker App allows users to stay updated on the print’s progress from a phone or tablet where ever they are. The free Ultimaker App notifies users when a print job is ready or when a printer needs special attention or maintenance. The Ultimaker App will be available on May 15th for Android and iOS, and works with Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 3D printers.
The Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker Tough PLA will be available on May 15, 2018 through Ultimaker’s network of global partners.
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