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Ultimaker Unveils S5 Pro Bundle to offer 24/7 Unattended Industrial Quality 3D Printing to Office Environment

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Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, unveiled the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. The bundle includes a unique combination of products that together solves every material handling concern. All the products seamlessly integrate with each other to give the best possible performance. Namely, the products include the award-winning Ultimaker S5 desktop FFF 3D printer, the new Ultimaker S5 Air Manager and Ultimaker S5 Material Station.

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle

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Above: The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle/Image Credit: Ultimaker

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is a seamless integrated solution offering and tested to run 24/7 in completely unattended state. It offers engineers more flexibility by allowing them to spend more time on doing their important jobs and less time monitoring the 3D printer. It is capable of significantly improving the 3D printing workflow and productivity.

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle transforms professional workflows through automated material management, boosting productivity, flexibility and confidence to unlock more industrial focused applications.

The bundle is a combination of three critical aspects of a desktop 3D printing which can not only improve the printing quality wiz., the 3D printer, the material management and lastly the air quality while 3D printing.

We take a look at the three components of this bundle below:

Ultimaker S5 FFF 3D Printer

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Above: Ultimaker S5 desktop FFF 3D Printer/Image Credit: Ultimaker

The new Ultimaker S5, launched last year, is the core element of this bundle. It features a larger build volume, which makes it the ultimate professional solution for printing functional prototypes, manufacturing tools, and even end-use parts. In addition to the larger build volume, the S5 3D printer also features an integrated hardware, software and materials configuration. All these features offer professional users an integrated workflow.

Ultimaker S5 Air Manager 

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Above: Ultimaker S5 Air Manager/Image Credit: Ultimaker

This is possibly the world’s first desktop FFF 3D printer to offer such a solution which filters the air circulating inside the build chamber. 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 up to 95 percent of all ultrafine particles created while printing.

Such quality control directly impacts on the usage of different types of materials to be safely 3D printed on the printer. Additionally, it also creates a safer working environment by acting as a physical barrier to stop unintentional mishaps of touching the hot parts of the FFF 3D printer.

Ultimaker S5 Material Station 

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Above: Ultimaker S5 Material Station/Image Credit: Ultimaker

While there are multiple products to safely store materials so they do not get affected by moisture and other factors, Ultimaker might be the first to create a solution which incorporates the filament storage and delivery inside the complete bundle itself.

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, not minutes. Silica gel extracts moisture and automatically regenerates, keeping the fully enclosed chamber below 40 percent relative humidity – even in outside conditions of up to 70 percent humidity.

Above: Introductory video of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle/Video Credit: Ultimaker/YouTube


Ultimaker S3 FFF 3D Printer

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Above: Ultimaker S3 desktop FFF 3D printer/Image Credit: Ultimaker

In addition to launching the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, the company also launched the Ultimaker S3 desktop FFF 3D printer, an easy-on-the-wallet desktop 3D printer with composite-ready performance and an efficiently small footprint to fit easily on any desktop.

Excited about the launching of its new product, Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ultimaker said, “The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle truly embodies the meaning of hassle-free 3D printing. Our goal is to make 3D printing easy, reliable and accessible in order to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.

He continued, “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 in order 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.”

Talking about the Air Manager, Hugo da Silva, VP Additive Manufacturing at DSM commented, “The inclusion of the Ultimaker S5 Air Manager and Ultimaker S5 Material Station with the successful Ultimaker S5 is another step toward taking additive manufacturing into production environments. The additional functionality will allow engineering materials, such as those of DSM, to be printed more safely and consistently. This will bring additive manufacturing technology within reach of many more players and help us manufacture tomorrow.”

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle will be available from 18th October 2019, through its network of global partners. The bundle is priced at $9100.


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