In this stable release, Cura 5.3 achieves yet another huge leap forward in 3D printing thanks to material interlocking! As well as introducing an expanded recommended print settings menu and lots of print quality improvements. Not to mention, a whole bunch of new printer profiles for non-UltiMaker printers!
The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
So what’s new?
The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.
The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more
Curious to see the S7 in action?
We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
Register here for the Webinar
Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.
Hi @bsAHead, thank you for sharing your message with us. We are always looking forward to hear from our customers. Obviously, we prefer raving testimonials but even when you aren't satisfied it creates an opportunity for us to do a better job and perhaps we can even help you out and turn your experience with Ultimaker in a more positive one.
I only moved your comment to the 3D printer section, where I think it is more relevant. The feedback part is more aimed at the website.
Your reseller was correct, we did identify a batch of collets that did not meet our specifications. As soon as we found out, we informed out network and necessary steps were taken. We're very sorry that these also impacted your experience with your Ultimaker S3. 'Luckily', this is a very easily traceable issue and just as easily fixed with new collets.
After receiving the correct collets, how has your experience been? Of course it would have been better when you had no issues to begin with, but I can imagine it is also good to know that when you do have an issue you can count on Ultimaker and our support network to quickly help you out and get you back to 3D printing. The service you are receiving is also part of the reliable experience with Ultimaker. You are not left in the dark.
Please let us know how your experience unfolds, and if there is anything we can help with. Have a great day,
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