Ultimaker s5 VS Raise3D Pro2 Plus

Ultimaker s5 VS Raise3D Pro2 Plus

Ultimaker and Raise3D are among the best FDM 3D printer manufacturers. Both brands offer beasts of machines with which you can achieve great printing results. However, these 3D printers are very different. That is why it is good to see which printer offers the best solution for you. Below I will list the pros and cons of both printers. You can always contact us for personal advice.

Ultimaker-s5Raise3D pro2

3D printer
Ultimaker s5
Raise3D Pro2 plus
Building volume
330 x 240 x 300mm
Dual Extruder
Dual Extruder
Extruder Temperature
180 - 280°C
Max. 300
Heated Bed
20 - 140 °C
MAX 110
Filament Diameter
USB / WiFi
WiFi, SD Card, USB, Ethernet
Filament flow sensor
Built-in camera

Ultimaker s5.

Ultimaker s5

The Ultimaker s5 is the successor to the Ultimaker 3 extended. The first thing you notice is that the Ultimaker s5 is a lot bigger than the Ultimaker 3 extended. In terms of height in the building volume (300mm), nothing has changed. However, the length and width have been increased to 330 and 240 mm. This allows you to print larger or more small objects at once. In addition, we see that doors have been placed on the front of the Ultimaker s5. As a result, the temperature is better maintained and you are less bothered by drafts. The display with rotary knob on the front has also been replaced by a touchscreen. You can easily navigate through the settings menu via the touchscreen. The menu can be set in different languages, including Dutch.

The reliability of the Ultimaker s5 is even higher than its predecessor. This is partly due to the aforementioned doors at the front, a filament run-flow sensor and active bed leveling (for a perfect first layer).

Also check out the new Ultimaker S3 .

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Raise3D Pro2 plus

Raise3D Pro2 plus.

The Raise3D Pro2 Plus is the successor to the Raise3D N2 Plus. Little has changed in terms of appearance and construction volume. A lot has changed inside since Raise3D N2 Plus. The dual extrusion has been improved. During printing, the print head that is not in use moves upwards at an angle. This means that it can no longer disrupt printing. (Ultimaker already has a similar solution.) The raise3D Pro2 Plus now also has a built-in camera and a filament flow sensor. In addition, a battery is built in so that a short power outage does not have to cause any problems. In the event of a prolonged power outage, printing will be paused so that it can be resumed later.

Another interesting point with the Raise3D Pro2 Plus is the RaiseCloud . In which multiple 3D printers and projects can be managed.

Differences between Ultimaker and Raise3D.

Ultimaker is best known for its ease of use. The profiles with print settings of the Ultimaker filaments are standard in the Slicer Cura. This slicer software was developed by Ultimaker. (But it is also used for many other 3D printers.) Thanks to the NFC chip in the Ultimaker spools, the Ultimaker s5 recognizes which filament you are using. This allows you to automatically print with the correct settings. This makes the Ultimaker s5 very user-friendly for inexperienced users. So if you want to 3D print without hassle, the Ultimaker s5 is a suitable choice. It is also possible to use 2.85mm filament from manufacturers other than Ultimaker. For example, Innofil3D. We have the Cura profiles from Innofil3D for the Ultimaker for you. You can import these so that you can also start printing with Innofil3D carefree. If you send us an email, we can email the desired Innofil3D Cura profiles to you. Another advantage of Ultimaker is the active online community. Forums make it easy to find help from other users. You will also find many solutions here for problems that you may encounter.

Raise3D is best known for its spacious build volume. Especially the height of 600mm is something you don't come across often. In terms of print settings, the Raise3D Pro2 Plus has a bit more work than the Ultimaker. You can adjust many different settings in the slicer IdeaMaker developed by Raise3D. In this slicer you will find profiles for various filament types. But these often have to be adjusted. In the beginning, this takes some time and effort. But once you've got everything perfect, you'll be able to print insanely detailed objects. This may make the Raise3D Pro2 Plus a little less plug-and-play, but it also increases the possibilities.

Flexible filament can be printed better with the Raise3D Pro2 Plus than with the Ultimaker s5. This is because the feeder of the filament is on the print head instead of at the filament spool. This pulls the filament into the print head more than it pushes it. Something that works a lot better with flexible filament. Other advantages of the Raise3D Pro2 Plus are the closed chamber (top cover is included as standard.) and the heavy, sturdy frame.

If in doubt whether a 3D printer really can do what is promised, you can of course also have a 3D print of your idea first made by a 3D printing service.


Both printers are good in their own way.

Do you want to work with many different filaments, print fantastic quality and don't mind perfecting the print settings yourself? Then you can look at the Raise3D Pro2 Plus.

Do you want to easily 3D print with the common filaments, (such as the Ultimaker filament ) print a perfect quality and do not play too much with the settings. Then you can look at the Ultimaker s5.

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