Ultimaker unveiled the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, which includes the Ultimaker S5, the new Ultimaker S5 Air Manager and Ultimaker S5 Material Station, all seamlessly integrated with each other. This package has been tested to be left unattended 24/7, improving the typical 3D printing workflow and productivity and giving engineers the flexibility to spend more time on doing their best job and less time managing and monitoring their desktop 3D printer.
The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle transforms professional workflows through automated material management, boosting productivity, flexibility and confidence to unlock more industrial focused applications.
• Ultimaker S5 Air Manager
The Ultimaker S5 Air Manager provides a closed, inside-out air flow for the Ultimaker S5, leading to a better controlled environment inside the printer and filters out 95% of all ultrafine particles created while printing. This reduction enables a wider range of materials to safely print with and results in a safer work environment as it creates an effective physical barrier that stops anyone touching hot or moving parts. It offers professionals peace of mind when printing, while reducing the risk of print interruptions.
• Ultimaker S5 Material Station
The Ultimaker S5 Material Station redefines filament storage and delivery, enabling a true 24/7 dual extrusion workflow that supports higher productivity and consistency of the 3D printing output. The Ultimaker S5 Material Station allows users to load filament spools – including glass and carbon fiber composites – in 6 bays that have abrasive-resistant pre-feeders. Constant supervision is no longer needed, and material can easily be uploaded at the front of the printer in seconds. Silica gel extracts moisture and automatically regenerates, keeping the fully enclosed chamber below 40% relative humidity – even in outside conditions of up to 70% humidity.
• Ultimaker S5
The Ultimaker S5, launched in April 2018, forms the heart of this package. It offers reliable print results, larger build volume, and an intuitive touch interface.
Says Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ultimaker, “Our goal is to make 3D printing easy, reliable and accessible to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing. We have heard many professional users express a need for a more enclosed 3D printing environment and we understand the desire for good, dry material storage and smart material handling to reduce the risks of humidity, dust and human error. The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle tackles it all and completes our vision of the ultimate office 3D printing experience. This solution enables users to take their 3D printing applications to a new level of quality and consistency, with greater flexibility, efficiency and confidence.”