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Ultimaker 5S arrives tomorrow - & Hello from Brighton, England

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Greetings All!!!

 

My Ultimaker S5 arrives tomorrow, so i thought this would be a good time to introduce myself!

 

Im Darren, Technical Director of ScanHD, based out of Brighton in the UK. ScanHD specialise in Laser scanning and Reverse Engineering of Components and assemblies. Most of our work comes from the Automotive and Aerospace sectors, but we also do work in heritage motorsport and product design, amongst other areas. We are usually called in when drawings can no longer be accessed or have been lost for a part, and we take said part, and reverse engineer it. We not only produce detail drawings, but also manufacturing drawings so the client can make them, or have them made. We do a lot of tooling and that has led us to have a requirement for many jigs and fixtures, and that in turn a need for a 3D printer.

 

After many months research (and HUNDREDS of hours on youtube), i finally decided on the Ultimaker S5.

 

One of the influential factors of my decision is that the community here are so knowledgeable, and the support from Ultimaker themselves and their resellers, seems to be head and shoulders above the competition. So i'm thrilled to be here and tomorrow i will be officially part of the club :)

 

Thank you all in advance for the help and support that this community will undoubtedly provide in the coming months as i dip my toe into the world of 3D printers!

 

Regards, 

 

Darren

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Welcome @ScanHD , great news and we're happy to have you! Please keep us updated when your Ultimaker S5 will arrive and share your findings 🙂 As the community has been helpful to you, I think such reports can be helpful for others to read as well! 

 

Your line of work and applications sound pretty exciting! Have you already looked into the variety of materials that is available, and which you are considering using?

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3 hours ago, SandervG said:

Welcome @ScanHD , great news and we're happy to have you! Please keep us updated when your Ultimaker S5 will arrive and share your findings 🙂 As the community has been helpful to you, I think such reports can be helpful for others to read as well! 

 

Your line of work and applications sound pretty exciting! Have you already looked into the variety of materials that is available, and which you are considering using?

 

Thanks @SandervG!

 

Yes i will be sure to do that! Unfortunately the courier has notified me that they are going to be a day late, so i must wait until tomorrow!

 

I have looked at the materials, and im particularly interested in printing with the more Engineering oriented materials such as Nylon and carbon filled filaments. Its for this reason i have the 0.6CC core and the Accante cover coming with the machine. 

 

The Owens Corning filaments also look very exciting, and i already have a sample to try out :)

 

 

 

 

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Its Here!!

 

A couple of days delay due to the Courier screwing things up but all arrived safe and well!!

 

Setup was an absolute breeze!! I had started the test print within 30 minutes of it being in the office. The user interface on the S5 really guides you through everything just like a smartphone app!

 

The first prints came out Great!!! i had assumed that there would be some teething issues or learning curve, but the printer has performed flawlessly so far! A Couple of over night prints, and a couple of smaller projects through the day. Its just so easy to use!!

 

so far i've only been printing with the tough PLA (black) and PVA supplied with the printer, but i'm keen to try Nylon now that i have got a few prints under the belt. We already have some colored PLA on order so we can print our festive decorations for the office!

 

I really am pleased that i chose Ultimaker. The whole 3D printing experience is just excellent, even for a newbie like myself!

 

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