Latest Hands-on Review: Ultimaker S5 by 3dprinting.com
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Hands-On Review: Ultimaker S5
The S5 arrived in a large box and was very well packaged. There are plastic tabs on the outside of the box that have to be popped out to open the box, and several custom inserts keep everything in place during shipping.
Every material printed well with the profiles available in Cura. That’s a big deal and one of the many features that separate the S5 from DIY desktop 3D printers. Searching for good print profiles online and then having to spend hours printing with them and tweaking them just to get decent prints is a common endeavor among makers out there. Print profiles that work right out of the box are a true blessing.
I’d confirmed that the S5 can make great looking prints in a range of materials, that it can print quickly, can handle two-color printing, dissolvable support printing, and even dissolvable support printing with moving parts, so the only thing left to test was endurance. Sure, the dice tower took 14 hours to complete but that’s small potatoes compared to this highly scaled up Crinkle Lamp.
Overall, the Ultimaker S5 is a workhorse for professional and creative environments. It produces quality prints and is incredibly reliable, easy to use, and versatile. It will fit in just as well at design studios, prototyping companies, and architectural firms.
- - Enhanced adaptive bed leveling
- - Interactive LED touchscreen with print previews
- - Filament flow sensor that auto-pauses print jobs
- - Front glass doors for a semi-enclosed build chamber
- - Hardened components suitable for more abrasive materials
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