Solidoodle Turns 3

By on November 28th, 2012 in printer


Solidoodle has announced a ten 3 version of their personal 3D printer. This very “solid” 3D printer was designed by aerospace engineers to ensure a very robust product. How robust is it? Check this: 
The all-steel frame is so strong, in fact, that a 200lb man can literally stand on top of the machine while it’s printing.
The build volume has been increased to a rather large 203 x 203 x 203mm (8 x 8 x 8″). We were a bit concerned when they recommend printing ABS plastic, since ABS is well known to warp, particularly on large prints that would inevitably appear in such a large build volume. But then we noticed that the Solidoodle 3 includes a heated aluminum plate build platform, which, according to Solidoodle, “allows you to build large prints up to 8″ x 8 ” x 8″ without bottom warping”.
The Solidoodle 3 is not quite available, but they are accepting pre-orders for this device. If you’re considering ordering one, be sure to order some 1.75mm plastic filament at the same time, as Solidoodle includes only a small amount of plastic with the printer. 

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!


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