Printing with the Material Station

The Ultimaker S5 Material Station improves the Ultimaker S5 3D printing workflow and efficiency. With a connected Material Station the Ultimaker S5 features:

  • Access to up to 6 material spools. Load up to 6 material spools from the front of the Ultimaker S5. The 6 different material bays are shown on the display and the configuration menu on the Ultimaker S5 changes its user interface to reflect this. When a NFC material is loaded into any bay, the material will automatically be read and displayed. Furthermore, the user can easily see on the display towards which extruder the material is loaded to
  • Automatic filament switching. When an end of filament situation is detected by the Material Station during printing, the Material Station will automatically switch to the next available material spool of same type. For this reason, we recommend always having a back up material spool always loaded towards the same extruder
  • Humidity controlled material storage. Reliable humidity-controlled storage chamber maintains the loaded spools in optimum condition
  • The Material Station, together with the Ultimaker S5 Air Manager and the printer itself form the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle.

    Note: The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is designed to unlock demanding applications with an extended range of (third-party) materials. In order to fully benefit from this, good integration between the software and hardware is needed. At the moment of the launch of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, we experienced some bottlenecks in the integration with third-party materials from the Ultimaker Marketplace. This means that currently, you cannot benefit from a completely integrated workflow with third-party materials.