The main features of the Plus:
- Small floor footprint: 25×26 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.