By on December 11th, 2009 in blog


Israeli-based SOLIDO announced a new 3D printer: the SOLIDO SD300 Pro, which succeeds the previous SD300. The SD300 uses Plastic Sheet Lamination technology to produce 3D objects:

The materials used in the SD300 Pro are a combination of PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) and our own adhesive which results in rugged yet inexpensive models. These models can be machined, drilled, finished and painted and show no distortion over time.

Available material colors are: Amber transparent, Red, Blue, Black and Cream, and the layer thickness is 0.168mm. The moderately sized build chamber is 16 x 21 x 13.5 cm, able to handle small objects easily.

SOLIDO makes a point that this is an office device:

Anyone can operate the SD300 3D Printer.  The model build process requires no intervention and the replacement of consumable materials can be done by anyone – it is no more complicated than changing cartridges on a copy machine or a 2D printer.  The SD300 creates no ambient dust or residue so there is no cleanup required after each build.

While not quite as green as MCOR’s paper 3D printer, SOLIDO does include a recycling kit with each printer, enabling you to easily return unused raw material back to SOLIDO.

The best part: the price of the SD300 Pro is only €2,950 (USD$4,375). Does this make it a sub-USD$5,000 3D printer? We think so!


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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!


  1. Just purchased and installed our machine and am very impressed with the quality of the parts. I think this is a more advanced use of LOM technology, which I have used many years ago which was fragile and only for viewing. Parts from the Solido SD300 Pro are functional as well as very accurate models which was very impressive. Also the media thickness (.0065") is good compared to the ABS string printers (.010") on the market I am happy with it.

  2. I just bought the SD300 Pro and I am totally satisfied with the updated machine. In addition to the printer's affordability, the quality of my models are just as impressive as when I outsourced my needs to bureaus using a wide array of expensive machines. My parts are durable, flexible, and accurate. No complaints!

  3. I saw this machine two years ago and it costed 15k. Nice that the cost has dropped but I have serios doubts about this machine as well as for the paper-based one. What is the innovation here? It's just a low cost LOM technology! Also the stair steeping in the resulting parts is very rough and hard to postprocess

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