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Detailed Review Of Ultimaker S5 3D Printer

Ultimaker S5 is a latest 3D Printer from Ultimaker, one of largest FDM 3D printer manufacturers in the world. Ultimaker S5 is a dual extruder 3D Printer designed for professionals, it has a large build area, has composite ready dual extruder and a decent build volume of 330 x 240 x 300 mm. Below are certain key features of Ultimaker S5 3D Printer.

Ultimaker S5

A big build volume

Ultimaker S5

The S5’s build volume of 330 x 240 x 300 mm is decent and will be good enough for most 3D Printing requirements.

Dual Extruders

Ultimaker S5

Ultimaker S5’s extruder assembly houses two extruders. Each of these extruders can be fed with a different spool. The second extruder can also be used for water soluble filament.

Carriages Bridge the Top

Ultimaker S5

The extruder assembly rests on two motorized carriages that enable its X- and Y-axis horizontal motion.

Filament Feeder

Ultimaker S5

Above is S5’s filament feeder. When prompted during setup, a strand of filament is fed into the bottom of the feeder and pressure is applied until it is grabbed by a set of gears and pulled through a feed tube.

Filament Spools

Ultimaker 3D printer

Here’s a look at the S5’s spool holder with two filament spools in place.

Build Plate

Ultimaker S5

Ultimaker S5 has removable build plate which is kept in place by 4 metal hooks.

Machine Back View

Above pic shows the back of S5 with grilles for fans, power-plug jack, an Ethernet port and port labeled “UMB Out” which is used to connect to future hardware add-ons. The white cable is plugged into a similar port and is used to supply NFC connectivity to a sport on the spool feed, so that S5 can identify the type and color of the filament in the company’s “smart” filament spools.

Touch Panel

Ultimaker S5

Unlike the previous 3D Printers from Ultimaker that have dial to change the settings, S5 has a nice responsive touch screen.

Open Top

While the front of the S5 has a double door that can swing open or closed, the top is open-frame.

Front USB Port

An USB Type-A port is placed conveniently in the front of the printer. It fits a thumb drive, and one can print directly from them with the help of the touch panel.

Print Quality

Print quality is really good in S5 3D Printer. The S5 did particularly well in handling our geometric test object, as well as complex objects like the Apollo spacecraft shown here.

All in all, Ultimaker S5 is a great professional FDM 3D Printer that comes at an affordable price point. At THINKFAB, we offer Ultimaker S5 3D Printer at a high competitive price. Click here to request for quote.

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Detailed Review of EinScan HX

Shining 3D has combined two different light sources within their newest scanner, the Shining 3D EinScan HX. The hybrid light source supposedly allows for fast 3D scanning by combining the LED light and the laser scanning mode, with the latter less sensitive to ambient light and a stronger performer on reflective and dark surfaces.

EinScan HX

Hybrid Blue Laser & LED Light

EinScan HX

Depending on the light source a scanner uses, certain materials and applications are limited. The EinScan HX tries to counter this by housing two light sources – blue laser and LED light. This hybrid light solution allows the scanner to be used on a wider range of objects and should make scanning black or reflective surfaces easier. Alongside the two light sources, the EinScan HX features two corresponding scan modes – rapid scan and laser scan. The LED light mode allows for rapid 3D scanning without the need for marker preparation, whereas laser scanning, which is less sensitive to ambient light, enables better performance when scanning reflective and dark color surfaces. Several blue laser crosses in laser scanning mode ensure the correct detection of reflective surfaces.

Full Color Camera

EinScan HX

Besides the two different scan modes, the integrated texture camera supports full-color data acquisition, allowing the EinScan HX to capture high-quality data and brilliant color details of objects simultaneously. With the inbuilt color camera, the scanner supports full-color texture as well as capturing and tracking by texture.

High Speed & Accuracy

EinScan HX

The scanner is capable of scanning most objects within a few minutes. The processing speed of the EinScan HX in rapid scan mode is up to 1,200,000 points per second at 20 fps and up to 480,000 points/s in laser scan mode (55 fps). With a minimum point distance of 0.05mm in laser mode, the scanner can achieve an accuracy of 0.04 mm – meeting most industrial application requirements.

Plug & Play

EinScan HX

Despite its capabilities and professional applications, the EinScan HX features a plug-and-play design and user-friendly software that should make it easy to use for 3D scanning beginners and experts alike. The 3D scanner comes with the Solid Edge Shining 3D edition, containing the most important 3D CAD design functions, providing a practical 3D design tool to get you starting right away.

Alongside being plug-and-play, the EinScan HX promises an ergonomic design for a comfortable scanning experience. With a weight of 710g, it should be light enough to wield around over a longer duration of time.

All in all, EinScan HX is a great professional 3D Scanner that comes at an affordable price point. At THINKFAB, we offer EinScan HX 3D Scanner at a high competitive price. Click here to request for quote.

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Detailed Review of Einscan H 3D Scanner

The EinScan H is a handheld 3D scanner for professionals produced by Shining 3D. Shining 3D is a leading 3D scanner manufacturer based in China. The scanner features hybrid 3D scanning technology: it uses both structured LED light and invisible infrared light.

Einscan H

Hybrid Light Source

Einscan H

The EinScan H combines both an infrared light source and Shining 3D’s own proven LED source, with the latter specifically suited for the rapid scanning of objects or bodies without the need for marker-preparation. The invisible infrared light mode is geared towards facial scanning, reportedly providing a reliable solution to acquiring data of hair and other dark-colored objects that are typically challenging to scan. Due to the infrared light being invisible to the naked eye, facial scans can be performed in a safe and comfortable manner.

Fast Scanning

Einscan H

The EinScan H can scan up to 1,200,000 points twenty times per second when in object and body modes, and up to 720,000 points when scanning faces. In combination with a maximum field of view (FOW) of 420 x 440 mm, the scanner seems particularly suited to fast 3D scanning of large objects. According to Shining3D, a full-body scan – face included – can be done in under two minutes. What could be especially useful is the fluent switch between modes mid-scanning and an optimized alignment algorithm that can accommodate the scanning target making small movements.

Detail

Einscan H

The EinScan H has a claimed scanning accuracy of 0.25mm, with an accuracy of scanned data up to 0.05 mm and volumetric accuracy as high as 0.05 mm per meter. In combination with the scanner’s inbuilt full-color camera, the EinScan H is equipped to tackle textures, in addition to geometries. Various post-processing functions, ranging from data simplification to hole filling, smoothing, sharpening, measuring, and movement, should allow you to get the best out of your scans.

All in all, Eisncan H is a great professional 3D Scanner that comes at an affordable price point. At THINKFAB, we offer EinScan H 3D Scanner at a high competitive price. Click here to request for quote