2/13/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Ultimaker S5 Desktop 3D Printer Enables Print Core Swap in Seconds

Originally titled 'Desktop 3D Printer Enables Print Core Swap in Seconds'
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Rapid 2019: The Ultimaker S5 desktop 3D printer combines dual extrusion, advanced connectivity and an open filament system to make 3D printing accessible for more applications.

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Designed to run continuously and maximize uptime, the Ultimaker S5 desktop 3D printer combines dual extrusion, advanced connectivity and an open filament system to make 3D printing accessible for more applications, the company says

The Ultimaker S5 features a build volume measuring 330 × 240 × 300 mm (13" × 9.4" × 11.8"). The Ultimaker S5 print head’s capacitive sensor scans the build plate at multiple points and compensates for any tiny variations in its surface by adjusting the Z-axis height in a print’s first layers, enhancing adhesion.

Glass doors help control airflow inside the printer and aid print quality. An anodized aluminum build plate is said to give a more reliable 3D printing experience for engineering materials and a more consistent surface finish on the base of the model.

A filament flow sensor detects and notifies the user if the filament needs to be replenished during a print. Users can still finish a print even if they run out of material, increasing efficiency.

The 3D printer also features dual extrusion, enabling printing in two materials or colors. Users can print with n´╗┐ylon, CPE, or PLA combined with water-soluble PVA support material, then simply dissolve away the supports to leave a flawless surface finish, the company says.

Material-matching print cores with built-in EEPROM chips are auto-detected by the printer, minimizing downtime during configuration. Print cores can be exchanged in seconds to switch from a build and support material combination to dual-color 3D printing.

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