Ultimaker S5

Ultimaker S5

Dimensions and weight

Ultimaker S5 dimensions
457 mm
18.0 inches
520 mm
20.5 inches
495 mm
19.5 inches

457 x 520 x 495 mm
(18.0 x 20.5 x 19.5 inches)

Dimensions with bowden tube
and spool holder:

495 x 585 x 780 mm
(19.5 x 23 x 30.7 inches)

20.6 kg (727 ounces)

Build volume

Ultimaker S5 build volume

Left or right nozzle, or dual extrusion:
330 x 240 x 300 mm
(13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches)

Printer and printing properties

Assembly type
Pre-assembled The Ultimaker S5 is an out-of-the-box 3D printing solution and immediately ready to use, as it comes pre-assembled.
Layer resolution
0.25 mm nozzle: 150 - 60 micron
0.4 mm nozzle: 200 - 20 micron
0.6 mm nozzle: 300 - 20 micron
0.8 mm nozzle: 600 - 20 micron
A micron is the measurement used to define the thickness of a 3D printed layer. 20 micron is 0.02 mm thick. Thinner layers are used for high detailed prints, thicker layers are great for fast prototypes.
Build plate
Heated glass build plate With a build plate temperature range of 20 - 140 °C you can use a wide selection of 3D printing materials.
Build plate leveling
Active leveling The enhanced active leveling system on the Ultimaker S5 ensures more accurate build plate calibration and better adhesion. The Ultimaker S5 print head’s capacitive sensor scans the build plate at multiple points and compensates for any natural variations in its surface by adjusting the Z-axis height in your print’s first layers.
Print technology
Fused filament fabrication (FFF) This is the process of depositing layers of filament, one on top of the other, to build up shapes and models. It is a form of additive manufacturing technology and the process used by all Ultimaker 3D printers.
Print head
Dual-extrusion print head with an auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores Thanks to swappable print cores, you can quickly switch between different filaments and material-matching print cores. This results in higher uptime and easier maintenance of your 3D printer.
Print core replacement
Swappable print cores Faster print core changes mean higher uptime and easier maintenance. Your Ultimaker S5 comes with print cores for build (AA) and water-soluble support (BB) materials. A print core for abrasive composite materials (CC) is available separately.
Build speed
< 24 mm³ /s The build speed relates to how fast the filament can be extruded through the hot end of the 3D printer. The higher the value the greater the achievable print speed.
Feeder type
Dual geared feeder optimized for composite materials Enhanced feeders on the Ultimaker S5 move filament at a precise rate with a tool steel, abrasive resistant feeder gear that’s ready to print with composite materials. Flip the ergonomic locking lever to easily insert or remove your 3D printing materials.
XYZ resolution
6.9, 6.9, 2.5 micron The more accurate the stepper motors within the printer, the greater degree of accuracy and finer resolution can be achieved with each print.
Nozzle diameter
0.25 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.6 mm, 0.8 mm The swappable print cores enable easy and fast configuration changes when changing nozzle sizes or material combination.
Nozzle temperature
180 - 280 °C A wide nozzle temperature range means greater flexibility in the 3D printing material choice.
Nozzle heat up time
< 2 minutes The nozzle heat up time relates to how fast you can start printing, as well as how fast it can melt the plastic.
Build plate heat up time
< 4 min (from 20 to 60 °C) The build plate heat up time relates to how fast it can reach the print-ready temperature.
Operating sound
50 dBA Thanks to the low level of operating sound, Ultimaker 3D printers are suitable for use in the office, studio, or classroom environment.
4.7-inch (11.9 cm) color touchscreen The touchscreen gives you full, intuitive control over your printer setup and shows a preview of your print. Supported languages include: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese


Open filament system An open filament system means you can use any type of 3D printing material that meets your specific requirements.
Filament diameter
2.85 mm When purchasing materials for your Ultimaker S5, make sure they are 2.85mm diameter filament – this is the optimal size for your Ultimaker.
Supported materials
PLA, Tough PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA, Breakaway
Also supports third-party materials
The Ultimaker S5 is a highly flexible 3D printer and gives you the freedom to choose whatever type of filament that suits your project. Ultimaker materials are available in 350 g to 750 g filament spool sizes.

Software and connectivity

Supplied free software
Ultimaker Cura – print preparation software
Cura Connect – printer management solution
Ultimaker Cura is our industry-leading slicing and preparation software that turns your 3D model into a file your printer can use. You can download Ultimaker Cura for free now. Print over your local network and you can use Cura Connect to manage multiple 3D printers.
Supported OS
macOS, Windows and Linux
Plugin integration
SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor More plugins are available from the Ultimaker Cura plugin browser to make your 3D printing experience even easier.
Supported file types
STL, OBJ, X3D, 3MF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG An STL file is the most used file type for 3D printing. Nearly any 3D modeling software program is able to create these files.
File transfer
Wi-Fi, LAN, USB port With one click from Ultimaker Cura, you can export your print to a USB stick or print over a Wi-Fi or LAN connection.

Operating requirements

Operating ambient temperature
15 - 32 °C (59 - 90 °F) Your Ultimaker S5 operates at its best at these temperatures.
Nonoperating temperature
0 - 32 °C (32 - 90 °F) Your Ultimaker S5 can be stored or left inactive at these temperatures.
Power rating
500 W

Service and support

Our dedicated network of local service partners provides Ultimaker S5 training (recommended).
You’ll enjoy a comprehensive 12-month warranty (excl. print core).
Lifetime support
Expert technical support via email, phone, or from our global community is available to you for the lifetime of your printer.
Extended support
Online resources, extensive manuals (in multiple languages), material technical and safety data sheets (in multiple languages), a detailed knowledge base, and much more.

Hardware components

Ultimaker S5 front hardware components
Ultimaker S5 back hardware components

What’s in the box

  • 750 g spool of Ultimaker Tough PLA
  • 750 g spool of Ultimaker PVA
  • Two swappable 0.4 AA print cores
  • A swappable 0.4 BB print core
  • Glass build plate
  • Ethernet cable
  • USB stick, glue stick, hex screwdriver, oil, and grease
  • A calibration card and XY calibration sheets