The uPrint PLUS!

Stratasys just announced a new member to their 3D print family: the uPrint Plus. One year after they announced the inexpensive commercial uPrint device, they've upgraded it to the new Plus version.

The main features of the Plus:

  • Small floor footprint: 25x26 inches (.635m x .660m)
  • Build chamber: 8x8x6 inches (.2 x .2 x .15m)
  • Resolution: 0.010 or 0.013 inches (0.254 or 0.330mm)
  • Eight color printing in ABSplus material (red, blue, olive, black, dark gray, nectarine, fluorescent yellow, and ivory)


Notable improvement: the build chamber is 1/3 larger than the base uPrint model. Another key upgrade is special software that claims to reduce the materials requirement by some 40%. Also there's a new support material (SR-30) that dissolves significantly faster, thus speeding up the end-to-end process time.

Stratasys apparently sold more than 1000 units in the first 9 months of 2009, and we suspect they'll do the same on this one. Why? Because the price is only USD$14,900, not bad for a true commercial 3D printer.

Via Dimension Printing and Dimension Printing

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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