Following the release of the S30 series, Sculpfun has announced a new update – the S30 Ultra Series. For those of you who haven’t decided to buy the S30 Series or the latest S30 Ultra Series, you may be considering whether you need to spend more money to upgrade. Now, let’s explore the differences and find out what works best for you.
|Model||SCULPFUN S30 Ultra Series||SCULPFUN S30 Series|
|Laser output power||11W/22W/33W||5W/10W/20W|
|Engraving size||600x600mm||410*400mm, expandable to 935x400mm or 935x905mm|
|Engraving material||all kinds of wood (including walnut, cherry wood, and other high-density wood), MDF, stone, cardboard, plastic, leather, PCB board, aluminum oxide, 304 stainless steel, ceramics, dark stone||all kinds of wood (including walnut, cherry, and other high-density wood), MDF, zigzag, cardboard, plastic, leather, PCB board, aluminum oxide, 304 stainless steel, ceramic, dark stone|
|Cutting material||all kinds of wood (including walnut, cherry wood, and other high-density wood), MDF, acrylic board, cardboard, non-woven fabric, bamboo chips, leather, some plastic boards, PCB boards||all kinds of wood (including walnut, cherry, and other high-density wood), MDF, acrylic board, cardboard, non-woven, bamboo, leather, some plastic boards, PCB boards|
|Focus Spot||0.08×0.1mm(33W/22W), 0.08×0.08mm(11W)||0.08×0.1mm(20W), 0.06×0.08mm(10W), 0.06×0.06mm(5W)|
|Focusing method||fixed focus column + sliding device||fixed focus column + sliding device|
|Auto Air Assist System||24V 30L/min, main board controlled||12V/24V 30L/min, main board controlled|
|Replaceable Protective Lens||Yes||Yes|
|Motherboard||32-bit air-assisted motherboard, supports Bluetooth wireless connection.||32-bit air-assisted motherboard, supports Bluetooth wireless connection.|
|Laser protective cover||Equipped with a detachable laser protection cover to protect the eyes||Equipped with a detachable laser protection cover to protect the eyes|
|Operating software||LightBurn (with air assist function M8), LaserGRBL, LightBurn, Benbox, GrblController, LiteFire, support Windows system, support MAC system||LightBurn (with air assist function M8), LaserGRBL, LightBurn, Benbox, GrblController, LiteFire, support Windows system, support MAC system|
|Input Format||NC, BMP, JPG, PNG, DXF, etc||NC, BMP, JPG, PNG, DXF, etc|
|Data transmission method||USB connection or Bluetooth wireless connection||USB connection or Bluetooth wireless connection|
Main Upgrades of Sculpfun S30 Ultra Series
600x600mm Large Engraving Area
SCULPFUN S30 Ultra Series delivers an engraving area of 600x600mm which saves the trouble of accessorizing an extension kit in the future when large-scale cutting is needed. Whereas the Sculpfun S30 Series has an original engraving area of 410x400mm, and you need to purchase an expansion kit to expand the engraving area to 935x400mm or 935x905mm if you want.
Enhanced 11W/22W/33W Laser Power
S30 Ultra Series laser uses a single enhanced 6W diode, which makes its actual laser power and cutting ability higher, and provides 11W/22W/33W three through combined design laser options. While the S30 Series provides 5W/10W/20W three power options. It’s clear that the overall cutting power of the S30 Ultra Series is stronger.
In terms of security design, the S30 Ultra Series has also made some upgrades. It is equipped with an emergency stop switch and safety child lock, and they are designed near the machine switch for easy viewing and operation. In addition, the machine is equipped with a professional fixed-focus column storage box, which is convenient for storing the fixed-focus column.
Enhanced 42-bit Stepping Motor
The enhanced 42-bit stepping motor features a torque of 4.2 Kg·cm (ordinary machines are 3.1 Kg·cm), which provides sufficient power to make the machine move at high speed. In future upgrades, even if the laser or the load becomes heavier, there is no need to replace the motor.
If your budget is more and you are satisfied with the engraving area of 600x600mm, then you can choose S30 Ultra Series. If you consider the price and beginners, the S30 Series is actually enough. It is equipped with a minimum 5W laser, which can allow some laser engraving enthusiasts to have a preliminary experience. And if the engraving area of 410x400mm is too small for you, you can purchase expansion kits separately to expand the engraving area to 935x400mm or 935x905mm.
If you need to upgrade your laser power, then the S30 Ultra Series is undoubtedly your preferred solution. It supports you to cut thicker materials, and it is more professional and convenient to use in terms of safety and modular design.