Launched in August 2019, the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is one of a closed system that offers large format 3D printing solutions for professional users, not only because it has a price of up to 300 million VND, but And for normal users, probably no one wants to do 3D printing.
The first impression is that this system is complete with a metal frame combined with many details of mica or glass shell to bring a total weight of nearly 40kg for a moderate “compact” so that it does not shake during the process. operate.
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle front is separated into 3 high-ranking modules, so if you want to put it on your desk, pay attention if the ceiling is too low. The back has a simple design with neatly arranged material links and ports.
The sides of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle are finished with thick opaque mica pieces that look very solid.
Basically Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is a system that is paired with the center of the Ultimaker S5 3D printer along with the material compartment and the air regulator in the form of a module. Therefore, this system still has basic features of an Ultimaker S5 3D printer such as two nozzles, touch screen, Wifi connection …
The large print chamber with dimensions of 330x240x300 (length x width x height) makes it possible to meet a number of professional printing requirements. The printing table is made of heat resistant tempered glass and can be replaced with aluminum plates when printing some specific materials. A special feature of this system is in two additional compartments in which the material storage compartment allows to hold up to 6 different coils at once and each type is identified through NFC protocol.
Not only does it help keep the humidity stable for the storage of the material, it also allows the system to forward the coils right during printing if one coil runs out. This makes Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle able to perform continuous full-time printing while ensuring performance. Not only that, this machine can also use composite materials, fiberglass or PVA supporting materials.
This is an interesting feature of Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle when with two nozzles so it can print at the same time as the main material as well as PVA – a naturally water-soluble material that helps print the products. Round surfaces or complex shapes are easier. In addition, the air-conditioning compartment with high-speed exhaust fans and filters that according to the company can remove up to 95% of UFP emissions.
Print test: speed compensation quality
During the test, we have printed objects in the shape of a spiral screw with a relatively small size. Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle provides a complete solution to use this device easily with the bundled software trio. Ultimaker Cura has an easy-to-use interface like an editing software for printing and can recognize most of the current 3D printing files. Ultimaker Connect to manage and connect the printer with Ultimaker Cloud so you can control and print remotely.
The material installation is quite simple. Simply place the coil into the cavity and insert the right of the wire into the nozzle options 1 or 2. All material selection controls are customized right on the machine’s touch screen. It seems that speed is not the strong point of this machine when it takes the first 10 to 15 minutes to load prints, heat up the nozzle, straighten the print table automatically. After loading the printout (from USB), Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle will notify the estimated printing time and the amount of material that will be lost.
After completing the basic settings, the machine began printing the first material lines. The mechanical part of the device works quite smoothly and smoothly. According to the supplier, printing time can still be reduced, but that can easily lead to product failure when the nozzle speed is too high. In the print chamber of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is equipped with a camera so that users can monitor the printing process on a computer or via an application on the phone.
After printing, Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle will take about 10 minutes to cool down and finish printing completely. In this test we took a total of about 40 minutes but in return the quality of prints is very beautiful, fine details and uniform. This is thanks in part to the very small nozzle resolution of just 20 microns while that of other brands will be within 50 microns.
In addition, the glass window for the print compartment is not only aesthetic and safe, but also helps reduce noise as well as ensure air quality inside. During the test print, the measured noise level in the printing chamber ranged from 60 to 70 dB – the equivalent of speech in an enclosed space. When closed, the noise is quite small, does not affect the common space.
Perhaps for the vast majority, the price of 300 million is quite high with a 3D printer for the office. But for professional users who need a machine with high accuracy, durability, and the ability to control and repair easily, Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is the “expensive” choice.