Load materials

Before you can start printing on the Ultimaker S5, you need to load materials into the printer. For the first use, it is recommended to use the spools of  Tough PLA and PVA that come with the Ultimaker S5.

Load material 2

Material 2 will be loaded first because this is the material that must be placed closest to the back of the printer. Select Material 2 from the list shown on the touchscreen, select Start, and then take the following steps to load the material.

  1. Place the spool with material 2 (PVA) onto the spool holder and select Confirm. Make sure the end of the material points in a clockwise direction, so that the material can enter feeder 2 from the bottom.
  2. Wait until the Ultimaker S5 detects the material and Confirm.
  3. Insert the end of the material into feeder 2 and gently push it until the feeder grips it and the material is visible in the Bowden tube. Select Confirm to continue.
  4. Wait for the Ultimaker S5 to heat up print core 2 and load the material into the print head.
  5. Confirm when the new material extrudes consistently from print core 2.
  6. Wait a moment for print core 2 to cool down.

✔ Tip: When using a third-party material you can select the material type manually.

✔ Tip: You can straighten the end of the material a bit so it can enter the feeder easier.

Load material 2
Insert material

Load material 1

Material 1 will be put on the material guide first before placing it on the spool holder in order to avoid any tangling of the 2 materials during printing. Select material 1 from the list on the touchscreen, select Start, and follow the steps below.

  1. Take the material guide and hold it with the outer part towards you.
  2. Place the material spool with material 1 (Tough PLA) on the material guide with the material in a counter-clockwise direction, and guide the end of the material through the hole in the material guide.
  3. Place the material guide with material 1 on it onto the spool holder behind material 2, and select Confirm.
  4. Wait until the Ultimaker S5 detects the material and select Confirm.
  5. Insert the end of the material into feeder 1 and gently push it until the feeder grips it and the material is visible in the Bowden tube. Select Confirm to continue.
  6. Wait for the Ultimaker S5 to heat up print core 1 and to load the material into the print head.
  7. Confirm when the new material extrudes consistently from print core 1.
  8. Wait a moment for print core 1 to cool down.

✔ Tip: When using a third-party material, you can select the material type manually.

✔ Tip: You can straighten the end of the material so it can enter the feeder easier.

Place the material spool onto the material guide
Guide the end of the material through the hole in the material guide
Place the material guide with material 1 on it onto the spool holder behind material 2
Insert the material into the feeder
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