Elegoo Neptune 2S vs Ultimaker S5

  • Great for the price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good quality prints
  • No assembly video included in the package
  • Product is not compatible with Windows 10
  • Made for professionals
  • Very good overall print quality
  • Easy setup and use
  • Large dimensional printing area ("build volume")
  • Good customer service

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Reliability

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Easy setup and great build quality
This is my second Elegoo printer, and my first FDM printer. So far it's been great with only one tiny issue with the hardware. That being that one leg is not level and I had to shim it. That's it. I had issues working with the provided slicing software for Mac, which doesn't currently function. It w...
5/5
Jessica Janiuk
13 days ago
amazon.com
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Ultimaker S5
3Dnatives Lab: Testing the Ultimaker S5 3D Printer - 3Dnatives
With the Ultimaker S5, the manufacturer wanted to offer a FDM 3D printer as complete as possible: large volume, heating tray, semi-closed enclosure, double extrusion, WiFi, automatic calibration, colour touch screen, end of filaments detection etc. Quality of impressions is well to go with a very satisfactory overall experience.
PositivePositive
5 months ago
3dnatives.com
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Durability/repairability

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Absolute trash, I thought Elegoo was better than this.
Mine came with a misaligned frame, a broken wheel, and the bed carriage was bent in TWO PLACES! I managed to loosen the frame bolts on the side and straighten it out, but the carriage couldn't be fixed and a replacement wheel didn't fix the alignment issue either. Elegoo's customer service is very i...
1/5
Max Schmer
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Ultimaker S5
What’s the best printer for cosplaying Star Wars.
I use an Ender 3, a CR10 and a Ultimaker S5. If you have them dialed in, any of those can produce excellent buckets. That said, I’ve found the S5 the most reliable and requiring the least amount of maintenance.

Price/value Ratio

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Absolute trash, I thought Elegoo was better than this.
Mine came with a misaligned frame, a broken wheel, and the bed carriage was bent in TWO PLACES! I managed to loosen the frame bolts on the side and straighten it out, but the carriage couldn't be fixed and a replacement wheel didn't fix the alignment issue either. Elegoo's customer service is very i...
1/5
Max Schmer
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Ultimaker S5
3Dnatives Lab: Testing the Ultimaker S5 3D Printer - 3Dnatives
With the Ultimaker S5, the manufacturer wanted to offer a FDM 3D printer as complete as possible: large volume, heating tray, semi-closed enclosure, double extrusion, WiFi, automatic calibration, colour touch screen, end of filaments detection etc. Quality of impressions is well to go with a very satisfactory overall experience.
PositivePositive
5 months ago
3dnatives.com
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Quality Of Manufacture

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Random quality on each printer I ordered
The first one I ordered came in and worked great right away. The next two I have had did not. I have been 3D Printing for almost 10 years and I know all about these types of printers, so my review is not from the perspective of someone new to 3D Printing. Two of my three orders for the Neptune2 3D P...
2/5
RetroDesign3D
8 months ago
amazon.com
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Ultimaker S5
Ultimaker S5 Review
That said, in the realm of professional-grade filament-based printers, the Ultimaker S5 is the best we have encountered, thanks to its large build volume, dual extruders, good print quality, easy setup, and smooth operation.
PositivePositive
Tony Hoffman
5 months ago
pcmag.com
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Ease Of Use

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Amazing for $160 but patients is needed.
I've been doing using one the Elegoo Mars 2P for a couple of months and wanted to get into the PLA side of the 3D printing world but didn't want to drop a lot into it initially and this was a great price point to start at. Now I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself into even after reading a...
5/5
Amazon Customer
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Ultimaker S5
Ultimaker S5 3D Printer In-Depth Review - Pick 3D Printer
The Verdict. When reading the Ultimaker S5 review, you must have gained an insight into what the machine entails. And, one thing is for sure, the 3D printer is an excellent performer
PositivePositive
5 months ago
pick3dprinter.com
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