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Experience the best professional 3D printer you can buy in Singapore from the 3D printing market leader, Ultimaker. From rapid prototyping, to product development, to custom parts, to manufacturing, Ultimaker’s professional 3D printers can handle many applications. Designers, engineers, architects, and educators use Ultimaker’s  3D printing system to drive innovation and efficiency.

Reliable 3D Printers,  Ready for Action. With reliable & award winning 3D printers and the widest printing filament materials choice in the market, Ultimaker 3D printers can handle any challenge with the highest accuracy and the quality results that you need.

Design, Prepare & Print. Whether you want one-click printing from CAD or to prepare your 3D printing to the finest detail, you have the best and easy-to-use software printing tools, Cura, trusted by millions of users.

Perfect Parts, Every Time. An open filament system and a diverse Ultimaker Material Alliance program ensures that your 3D printed parts are right for the job – Precise, Reliable and Affordable.

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Ultimaker S3, cost effective and affordable price for 3D models printing

Ultimaker S3

Easy-To-Use 3D Printing Starts Here

The new Ultimaker S3 delivers high-quality, composite-ready performance – in an efficiently compact size. It is as easy to use as it is powerful, offering the most cost-effective way for disruptive businesses to adopt 3D printing.

Ultimaker S5, the best 3D printing product, services and solution for additive manufacturing , Singapore

Ultimaker S5

Powerful, Reliable, Versatile 3D Printing

The flagship 3D printer offers reliable dual extrusion on a larger scale.  The Ultimaker S5 also features advanced active leveling, filament flow sensors, and an intuitive touchscreen to make your 3D printing experience simpler and easier.

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, industrial 3D printer, Air Manager, Material Station with print filaments

Ultimaker S3

Easy-To-Use 3D Printing Starts Here

The new Ultimaker S3 delivers high-quality, composite-ready performance – in an efficiently compact size. It is as easy to use as it is powerful, offering the most cost-effective way for disruptive businesses to adopt 3D printing.

Ultimaker S5

Powerful, Reliable, Versatile 3D Printing

The flagship 3D printer offers reliable dual extrusion on a larger scale.  The Ultimaker S5 also features advanced active leveling, filament flow sensors, and an intuitive touchscreen to make your 3D printing experience simpler and easier.

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle

Industrial production power with 3D printing

Transform your 3D printing workflow with automated material handling, air filtration, and filament humidity control. The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle boosts productivity, flexibility, and confidence to unlock demanding applications.

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S5 Pro Bundle Promotion 2020

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Get the best deals in Singapore for 3D Printers. Print-IQ would like you to have an easy way to get 3D printer products & services. That is why we teamed up with a few specially selected financing companies, to offer affordable payment options. This makes buying a complete 3D printing solution even easier and faster while helping you to conserve capital. Contact us below to learn more and ask for a quote.

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3D Printing Applications

Rapid Prototyping

Manufacturing

Custom & Complex Parts

Education

Fashion & Consumer

Architecture

The World’s Best Slicer Software

Trusted by millions of users, Ultimaker Cura is the world’s most popular 3D printing slicing software. In 2019, it won Best Software Tool in the 3D Printing Industry Awards.

It is the ideal slicer software for your additive manufacturing workflow – delivering quality, complex prints with easy-to-use features that let you focus on your work. The software ‘slices’ your design into layers and prepares it for 3D printing. Import a 3D model file and in seconds Ultimaker Cura analyzes it, slices your design into layers, and translates it into instructions for your 3D printer. Hence, with Ultimaker Cura, you can prepare prints with just a few clicks, integrate with CAD software for an easier workflow, or dive into custom settings for in-depth control. No need for costly training or user licenses: simply start 3D printing right away with industrial-quality results.

Widest Choice of Print Filament Materials

Ultimaker’s wide range of print filament materials offer remarkable possibilities. Combine two build filaments for advanced dual-color printing, or achieve astonishing complexity with build and water-soluble support filament combinations (e.g. Nylon and PVA, PLA and PVA, or CPE and PVA).  Ultimaker’s first-party filaments portfolio provides a rigorously tested range of 11 materials. And each Ultimaker 3D printer features an open filament system, which allows you to use any third-party filament. We have also combined our material expertise with leading brands to create the Ultimaker Material Alliance. The ability to choose almost any 3D printing filament means your application opportunities become endless.

2020 Buying Guide :

How To Choose The Best 3D Printer

As 3D printing technology continues to develop, the quality of what can be achieved on a desktop printer now rivals much more expensive industrial machines, while the range of materials available is growing all the time. In manufacturing industries, 3D printing is known as additive manufacturing. More and more companies are purchasing  fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers as an important addition to the innovation and production process. The technology is ideal for applications such as rapid prototyping, product development, proof of concepts, producing customized parts, manufacturing tools, and complex geometrical parts. It is also used in education to develop and empower students to become future innovators. More and more professionals like designers, engineers, architects and educators are also utilizing 3D printers in their work.

If you are new to the 3D printer market, the choice on offer can seem overwhelming at first. Different manufacturers offer a variety of printer sizes, service agreements, material compatibility, and software – across a wide price range. For your business, the bottom line is that a 3D printer must be able to safely, reliably, and affordably produce usable parts within your required time frame.

This guide covers everything you need to know and learn before buying a professional 3D printer that meets your requirements and applications.

Analyzing your 3D printing requirements

Before you start the process of choosing hardware, you should work out how much of what you produce can be printed on your new 3D printer. Are you going to be printing prototypes or models? Should the model be visually attractive or does it need to be functional? Do you need to print production volumes? If you have this information available, you can decide on the following requirements.

 Build volume

What is the maximum size of a print that you will need? Each 3D printer has a maximum area that it can print within – you will see this referred to as the build volume (or build envelope). A bigger build volume is ideal for small-batch production or printing large parts The build volume determines the biggest part dimensions that a printer can produce. For example, the Ultimaker S5 has a build surface of 330 x 240 mm and can print parts up to 300 mm tall. For 3D printing smaller parts, the Ultimaker S3 can be considered, as it has a compact size with a great price point.

When choosing what 3D printer build volume you need, go with the largest part size that you plan to print most frequently. Another benefit of a large 3D printer with a large build plate surface is that you can produce prints in higher quantity. This enables you to print parts in batches which will save a lot of time compared to setting up and removing each print separately.

Print quality and speed

The print quality has a great influence on the print speed. Printing an object with detailed 100-micron accuracy will take much longer than only 300 micron. Because of the additive nature of FFF 3D printing, which prints layer on layer, the layer height determines surface smoothness. To ensure your chosen 3D printer can create smooth surfaces, check the ‘layer resolution’ or ‘minimum layer height’ in its specifications. The smaller this is, the more detail it is capable of producing. The typical layer thickness capability of an FFF 3D printer is between 20 and 600 micron. A lower minimum thickness of 20 micron means your printer can be used for more niche applications, such as creating molds for parts. Keep in mind that not all parts need the best quality. For a simple prototype to check fit or dimensions, a faster print is preferable.

Printing multiple materials

Not all FFF 3D printers have the same capabilities when it comes to printing multiple materials or creating complex geometries. This is because not all FFF printers have the same number of nozzles. Most printers have only one nozzle and can print only one material (or color) at a time. This is called ‘single extrusion’. However, if you want to use two colors or two materials simultaneously ( for example, PVA and PLA ), ‘dual extrusion’ or ‘multiple extrusion’ (i.e. more than one nozzle) is necessary. A dual extrusion printer has the great advantage of enabling you to use a separate ‘support’ material. A 3D printer cannot print features in mid-air, so if your print has any overhangs or cavities, support is required. Printing supports with PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) makes it possible to create very complex parts, and is easy to remove as it dissolves in water and can be safely disposed of down a conventional drain. Printing PVA effectively and reliably requires a separate nozzle to the one used for ‘build’ materials, so make sure the printer you choose comes with this. Ultimaker 3D printers use a quick-swap ‘print cores’ system allowing you to change nozzles in seconds if you want to set up for a print with PVA.

Choosing the right materials

Although FFF 3D printing material (often referred to as ‘filament’) only costs a few cents per gram, it is important to know which material will work best for the parts you intend to produce. The material an object is made of largely determines its characteristics. So before you choose a 3D printer, you need to make sure it is compatible with the materials you plan to print with. For example, the Ultimaker S5 3D printer is compatible with high-strength glass and carbon fiber filament. The most commonly used material in FFF 3D printing is a vegetable-based plastic called PLA. This is a great go-to material, especially for visual prototyping. But sometimes you may need more mechanical properties from your material like flexibility, toughness, or heat resistance. Because different materials require different capabilities from a printer to print successfully – such as nozzle temperature, build plate temperature, or extra-strong components – not all printers are compatible with all materials.

Open filament system

One thing to be aware of when choosing a 3D printer is that not all printers are compatible with all materials. Some brands of printer limit you to using only their own materials. Or some printers are only capable of printing one or two material types. Ultimaker’s materials are all tested and optimized to work well with Ultimaker printers. But Ultimaker printers also have an ‘open filament system’, so if you already have a preferred material supplier or you want to experiment with another filament, you are free to do so. Some other 3D printer brands will leave you locked in to only using their materials, so be aware.

Determining software requirements

Once you have a 3D model that has either been designed in CAD software or created from 3D scan data, you will need to prepare it for 3D printing. This is done using print preparation, or ‘slicing’, software. This slicing software converts your 3D model into layers, then sends the output to the 3D printer in a file format it understands. Some slicer software packages are proprietary while others, such as Ultimaker Cura, can be used with multiple brands of 3D printer. This slicing software should be intuitive and simple to use. Software that includes default profiles for materials and your 3D printer will make it easy to get started. This means you won’t have to calibrate the printer or manually enter lots of data (for example, how hot the nozzle and build plate need to be). As you get more familiar with your printer, you may also find it important that the slicer software lets you fine-tune your print settings.

Open or semi-closed printer

In an FFF 3D printer, plastic filament is melted and applied in thin layers on top of each other. This technique is temperature-sensitive and when the temperature inside the printer cools rapidly, deformation called ‘warping’ can occur on the print. To limit this, choose a closed or semi-closed printer with side walls. This will reduce heat loss and temperature changes. Printers with no side walls are more likely to result in deformations to your print.

Type of build plate

You should also consider your printer’s build plate – the surface onto which the first layer is printed. Not all materials adhere sufficiently to all surface types, so it is preferable to choose a printer with the option to replace the build plate or to apply sheets to the surface to aid adhesion for certain materials. Check a printer’s material compatibility information to determine this. Removable build plates are much easier to keep clean, which is important for good adhesion.

Uptime and support

When you rely on a 3D printer for your business, maximum availability and uptime are very important. That’s why high-quality, quick-response support  through a local dealer is important. It is important to choose a manufacturer with a support network that covers your location, and with extensive experience in producing 3D printers. For Singapore customers,  Ultimaker’s APAC office is located in Singapore while Print-IQ has  been supporting many local business for a long time and is a part of the listed Serial System group.

Where is the best place to buy 3D printer in Singapore

If you are looking for 3D printers in Singapore that is Precise, Reliable & Affordable and will meet your application requirements,  contact Print-IQ Singapore. Let us know your 3D printer needs and check on the latest sale promotion and price when you purchase or buy 3D printer in Singapore. Contact us to learn more and ask for a quote.

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Why your company need a Professional 3D printer

You have done your research and reviews. The benefits of the 3D printer are clear: Design flexibility, rapid prototyping and reduced time to market, to name a few. You are ready to buy the 3D printer to enhance your company’s business. The question is what printer is best for your company?
To get the best print quality and professional results, you need a professional 3D printer. But some people think they can make do with a cheap consumer or hobbyist 3D printer. They quickly find out that a such 3D printer do not meet their expectations. Why?

Reasons why consumer 3D printers are not for suited for your company’s business:
1) Unable to print parts reliably and consistently – Professional 3D printers will print parts that are within tens of micron to the 3D model. Consumer 3D printer cannot reliably and consistently print to such a tolerance.
2) Model created warps – Professional 3D printers have been engineered to ensure parts do not warp during build. On the other hand, warping is one of the most common problem in consumer printers.
3) Model defects and quality issues – Having proper support material guarantees build quality. Consumer printers lack such support and hence can produce parts with ‘scars’ on the surface of the parts. Professional printers usually provide an impressive quality finishing.
4) Constant Monitoring required – For Professional printers, you can set it and run by itself without much monitoring. You can let it run overnight and check your successful builds in the morning. Unfortunately, consumer printers need constant monitoring to make sure nothing goes wrong. Asking a professional in the company to do this is simply unproductive.
5) Restricted Material Selection – Consumer 3D printers only use plastic materials and this limits its applications significantly. On the other hand, professional 3D printers usually have a wide range of material options available for its users.

Hence, if you are looking for an advanced 3d printer that produce the best print quality, then you should get the best professional or high-end 3d printers.

Benefits of Additive Manufacturing ( 3D Printing )

Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, uses data computer-aided-design (CAD) to build 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material. Each successive layer bonds to the preceding layer of melted or partially melted material which will then grow into a three-dimensional object. CAD models can be saved as stereolithography file format (STL), a file format for additive manufacturing. Initially, 3D printing focused on polymers for printing, such as ABS and plastics such as PLA. This has now evolved to also include printing metal and ceramics. The below are the main benefits of additive manufacturing.

Rapid Prototyping
3D printing is very much faster than conventional manufacturing including injection molds and subtractive manufacturing. From a prototype to a final product, 3D printing can help tests ideas and designs very quickly. Quicker design and prototype production means more time to iterate the prototype until it is right. 3D printing takes just hours. On the other hand, testing ideas and designs with conventional manufacturing methods can take up to several weeks or months. Hence, for small production runs and prototyping, 3D printing is the best option for speed.

Cost Effective
Traditional prototyping methodologies including production runs and injection mold are costly as they require a lot of human labor and expensive industrial machines. These methods need experienced machine operators and complex industrial machines to handle the production. Costs are very high with this conventional manufacturing as you have to pay these manpower resources and use expensive industrial machinery. This contrasts with 3D printing, where as little as only one person and one machine are needed to manufacture a part.

Design Flexibility
Designing geometrically complex shapes can be hard and expensive with conventional manufacturing as it require specific molds, jigs and cutting technologies. For 3D printing, the design is fed into a slicer software, and then printed with little or no change at all in the 3D printing machine. Hence, 3D printing allows for design customization that can even be unique and personalized.

The difference between FDM and FFF 3D Printing Machine

You may have come across these terms, FDM and FFF, when checking on 3D printers. FDM stands for Fused Deposition Modeling while FFF stands for Fused Filament Fabrication. The reason why FFF and FDM 3D printers operate similarly is because they are the same! There are no differences when it comes to the printing processes. However, FDM is a trademarked term while FFF is not. 3D printers are called Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) so that the 3D printing community can use and discuss 3D printing without infringing on the trademark.

Platform Printing Services with Ultimaker Cloud

Ultimaker Cloud is designed to provide services to meet the needs of today’s engineering and design professionals, simplifying the 3D printing workflow and providing seamless integration with a wide variety of industry-standard software applications and materials.

The features of Ultimaker Cloud are:

  • Backups: Keep your Ultimaker Cura settings in the cloud and conveniently retrieve them for use anywhere, on any computer
  • Marketplace: Get exclusive access to print profiles configured by material experts from leading brands, choose the ideal material for your application, and instantly get optimized settings in Ultimaker Cura for the best results
  • Remote printing: Send print jobs to network-enabled Ultimaker printers from anywhere and stay informed of print progress

Printing services and software news and reviews

Printing machine such as prusa i3 mk3, flashforge finder, creality ender 3 and anycubic photon seems popular among the hobbyist in singapore. These are lower end machines for beginners and hobbyists to use at home, so do set the expectations on the service appropriately. If you are looking for where to buy these cheap and best budget machines with best price quote, you can try at places like lazada, amazon and challenger for such printing kit under $1500. Local printing community singapore such as in reddit are also growing along with the local additive manufacturing community. So if you have questions, for example, about print filament like petg filament, PLA or metal, to find printing manufacturing companies or services, you can ask and learn within these communities.

Interesting links – https://www.sme.org/technologies/articles/2020/april/stratasys-says-customers-spurred-covid-19-response/

– https://www.marketscale.com/industries/education-technology/makerbot-and-3d-printing-joining-the-fight-against-covid-19/