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.
There is only one option that seems to be possible and that would be having the door of the material station completely open in order to feed the filament from a 3kg spool in the guide holes. But then the station would give you a warning after a couple of hours because the humidity isn't decreasing, letting the station think that there is an error with the unit.
Disconnecting one of the guide tubes at the back won't work because there are sensors in the buffer unit so the station will think that the material in the station is empty.
Only really working option is to disconnect the S5 from the station and to reboot the printer. This way it becomes a standalone printer again and you can place the spool on the back. After you finished using this spool reconnect the station with the printer and reboot again in order to enable it.
The material station can simply handle spools up to 1kg max. Having an S3 or 2+Connect enables me to also print from bigger spools although I almost never have bigger spools...
Respooling might be better with the right tools? Like a power drill adapter?
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yeah thats what i have been doing so far, door open.Edited by Super_paulie
I think i might be able to make (print?) something to prop the door and still allow external spools to feed. Might be an idea, i'll report back with a design if it works.
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