The physical look of the Press also reflects this design choice. With a rounded enclosed case, the fifth generation printer looks less like something that goes in a lab and more like an average home appliance. The company notes the “fully enclosed design provides a 3D printer that looks great and provides a barrier of safety from heated elements for users with small children and pets.”
More details below:
The Press is a 512-cubic-inch printer with 8″ x 8″ x 8″ of build volume and a number of handy features for first timers. There is an auto calibration system in place so users won’t have to adjust the printing bed manually, as well as protection from filament jams.
The Solidoodle Press will go on sale around “mid September” at $599, but you can pre-order the new machine for $399 right now during the pre-sale (limited quantity available).
Solidoodle’s machines are ranked among the top 10 sellers on Amazon. Alongside the top ranked, $500 XYZprinting Da Vinci printer, the Press looks to be one of the better options in the price range for those looking into a consumer friendly 3D printer. Amazon also launched a 3D Printing Store recently which offers customizable 3D printed objects alongside its printer and accessory offerings.
For more experienced users, Solidoodle is also introducing the new Workbench and Workbench Apprentice at $1299 and $799. More details in the full Press Release below:
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Solidoodle, maker of the world’s first sub-$1000 consumer 3D printers, announced new 3D printing products, features and software today to expand options for the growing consumer 3D printer market. The Brooklyn-based company launched its consumer-friendly Solidoodle Press 3D printer for the home user, and the new Solidoodle Workbench Series (Workbench and Workbench Apprentice) to provide more options for expert hobbyists and professionals. The company also announced the upcoming release of the new SoliPrint 3D printing software for a more seamless user experience and SoliCare product coverage for expanded support to U.S. customers.
“Solidoodle is committed to making 3D printing accessible for the consumer, and our new product lineup offers more options for the market’s diverse needs,” says Solidoodle CEO Sam Cervantes. “We’ve listened to our customers and developed SoliTouch calibration technology to resolve the biggest issue we’ve seen across the industry with 3D printer calibration. Our new Press 3D printer is designed to fit well in a home or professional environment for users who don’t want to tinker with their machine. However, we recognize that many of our customers do want a more open design and experimental options, which is where our Workbench Series comes in. Built on our classic design, our Workbench Series printers come with experimental features and will allow us to offer incremental improvements on machines as they develop as well as allow for easier installation of repair parts and upgrades for expert users who like to work on their machines.”
Solidoodle’s new lineup of 3D printers range from $599 to $1299 and will come standard with SoliTouch technology, allowing for quality prints even on an uncalibrated printing platform. SoliTouch measures positions on the printing platform prior to beginning a print and automatically adjusts settings for optimum results. The new products are immediately available for presale on Solidoodle.com and will begin shipping in mid September.
New 3D Printers
Solidoodle Press …………………………….$599 USD MSRP ($349 USD Limited Quantity Presale Price)
Solidoodle Workbench …………………….$1299 USD MSRP
Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice …….$799 USD MSRP
The Solidoodle Press 3D printer shifts dramatically from the company’s traditional product design, offering an enclosed, consumer-ready machine that will satisfy the needs of users who just want to click print. The Press features a heated glass build plate for maximum performance with an 8” x 8” x 8” build volume and SoliTouch technology. The fully enclosed design provides a 3D printer that looks great and provides a barrier of safety from heated elements for users with small children and pets. MSRP is set at $599 for the Press, with a limited quantity available for just $349 through Solidoodle.com.
The Solidoodle Workbench Series offers two options: the Workbench and Workbench Apprentice. Both units include the new Solidoodle dual extruder and are built on the company’s classic steel-frame design, perfect for advanced users wanting a open, customizable machine. The Workbench is Solidoodle’s largest 3D printer ever, with a heated glass build plate for best performance when printing large objects up to 12” x 12” x 12” in a sleek black powder-coated frame. The Workbench Apprentice provides a sturdy acrylic build plate with 6” x 6” x 8” of build volume. Priced at $1299 for the Workbench and $799 for the Workbench Apprentice, the new Workbench Series is set to provide premium features at some of the market’s most competitive prices.
Solidoodle will also begin offering the new SoliPrint 3D printing software for a streamlined user experience with easier installation, plug-and-play connections, and printing. The new software will be available with first shipments of the newly announced printers. Used in conjunction with SoliTouch calibration, SoliPrint will allow for one of the easiest out-of-the-box 3D printing experiences in the industry.
Solidoodle is proud to expand support for US customers with the new one-year SoliCare Protection Plan (SoliCare) for the Solidoodle Press and Solidoodle Workbench Series printers, providing additional coverage of defects or malfunctions.
Solidoodle, founded in 2011 by aerospace engineer and 3D printing industry-veteran Sam Cervantes, builds accessible desktop 3D printers for the consumer market. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Solidoodle has shipped over 10,000 3D printers to customers around the world. For more information and the latest news about Solidoodle and its products, please visit Solidoodle.com.
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