Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle adds automated material management

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The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle has emerged, throwing the Ultimaker S5 3D printer into cahoots with the new Ultimaker S5 Air Manager and Ultimaker S5 Material Station, which integrate with each other for automated 3D printing.

This solution has been tested to be left unattended 24/7 and according to Ultimaker, significantly improves the 3D printing workflow and productivity, giving engineers the flexibility to spend more time on doing their design work and less time managing and monitoring [read: shouting at and kicking] their desktop 3D printer.

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 reportedly filters out up to 95 per cent of all ultrafine particles created while printing.

The Material Station is set up for filament storage and delivery, enabling dual extrusion throughout the longest prints, with what Ultimaker says is higher productivity and consistency.

Filament spools – including glass and carbon fibre composites – sit in six bays with abrasive-resistant pre-feeders.

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 per cent humidity.

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The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle truly embodies the meaning of hassle-free 3D printing,” hooted Paul Heiden, senior VP of Product Management at Ultimaker.

“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. 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.

He continued: “This solution enables users to take their 3D printing applications to a new level of quality and consistency, with greater flexibility, efficiency and confidence.”


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