Ultimaker Unveils the S7 3D printer
The Ultimaker S7 expands upon the highly acclaimed S-Series printers with additional features such as an integrated air manager and a flexible build plate that raise the bar for usability and dependability.
Several brand-new features developed for usability and print dependability are available with the UltiMaker S7.
A new flexible build plate makes it simple to remove prints, and the integrated Air Manager enhances temperature control by removing up to 95% of UFPs.
Improved automated bed levelling for dependable first-layer adhesion is another feature of the S7.
The S7’s improvements in temperature control enable users to take advantage of the large 330 x 240 x 300 mm build volume while maintaining accurate printing from the first to the last layer.
After printing, the flexplate also enables simple part removal,
which saves time and frees up users to complete other tasks.
The S7 will be compatible with the Ultimaker ecosystem of more than 200 materials and provide easy printing with the most materials available,
all while offering seamless integration with the market-leading software, Ultimaker Cura.
Ultimaker and Makerbot
Since Ultimaker and Makerbot officially merged to form UltiMaker in September 2022, anticipation for new products that would combine the best of these two brands has been high.
Calvo claims that the S7 is a component of the “old Ultimaker,”
which was in development for a very long time before any merger discussions.
Calvo hints that the upcoming release of the Cura slicer software will also include new profile developments and other upgrades that were jointly developed by the now-combined Ultimaker/Makerbot teams.
“When we merged, the tool pathing and slicer teams on both sides came together and benefited from another set of eyes working in the same area,” he says.
Even though the S5 machine has been around for five years, advances have continued.
Since its release,
the S5 has increased productivity in single-material printing by 20%, dual-material printing by 30%, and material compatibility by a factor of 25 thanks to firmware and software updates.
The S7 offers a significantly different print experience when compared to the S5, given all the advancements made since the S5’s release in 2018.