3D printer portfolio designed for professional production

14-10-2019 | RS Components | Subs & Systems

RS Components has expanded its portfolio of Ultimaker 3D printers to include the lower cost Ultimaker S3, as well as the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle directed at professional production environments.

The easy-to-use printer is a small-footprint fused-filament-fabrication 3D printer that produces high-quality and composite-ready performance. The unit provides a lower-cost entry point for businesses to adopt in-house 3D printing. Offering a dual-extrusion printhead with a unique auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores, the printer also offers a 230mm x 190mm x 200mm build volume and layer resolutions as low as 150–60 microns through an optional 0.25mm nozzle.

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is now also available, offering professional 3D-printing capabilities and satisfies many engineering demands from the creation of prototypes to the manufacture of end-use industrial-grade components and parts. The bundle consolidates the top-of-the-line Ultimaker S5 printer, along with the S5 Air Manager and Material Station.

The Air Manager delivers a safer working environment by providing a closed inside-out airflow for the S5 printer. Optimising print quality and giving a safe physical barrier to the print area, the unit filters up to 95% of the ultra-fine particles that are emitted during 3D printing, allowing more applications with the safe use of more materials.

The S5 Material Station also seamlessly integrates with the S5 printer to assist with material handling. Created to facilitate higher volume production runs, it enables the loading up of six material spools and up to 4.5kg of material inside the humidity-controlled chamber.

Both printers are supplied with a software suite which includes Ultimaker Cura for print preparation; the Ultimaker Connect management software; and Ultimaker Cloud, which enables remote printing.

By Natasha Shek