The Solidoodle 4 fully assembled 3D printer has a closed platform with a heated aluminum print bed and an internal frame constructed of black powder-coated steel for fabricating objects to maximum dimensions of 8 x 8 x 8 inches/200 x 200 x 200 mm (H x W x D) using ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or PLA (polylactic acid) thermoplastic filament. The printer has four resolution settings, from 100 to 400 microns in 100-micron increments (0.10 to 0.40 mm). The heated aluminum print bed helps prevent warping and can be calibrated with a thumbwheel, without the use of a wrench. The printer is commanded through the provided USB cable. The printer has an internal fan with an air filter helps vent the build chamber, and the electronics are thermally isolated from the build chamber. It can print from .STL files, and it is compatible with the Spindoodle software, downloadable from the Solidoodle web site. The printer comes with a sample spool of filament.
|Printing material||ABS, PLA|
|Resolution settings||100 to 400 microns, in 100-micron increments|
|Filament diameter||1.75 mm|
|Nozzle diameter||0.4 mm|
|Build volume*||8 x 8 x 8 inches/200 x 200 x 200 mm (H x W x D)|
|Overall dimensions*||15 x 14 x 13.5 inches (H x W x D)|
|Input method||USB cable (included)|
|Software compatibility||Windows, Mac, Linux|
*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
3D printers fabricate physical objects directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources. Objects created by additive manufacturing are built by dispensing successive thin layers of molten material onto a moving platform base from a robotic extruder nozzle. The material is most commonly a thermoplastic or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) filament.
Solidoodle manufactures desktop 3D printers and accessories. The company, founded in 2011, manufactures its printers at its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.
What’s in the Box?
- Solidoodle 3D printer, 4th generation (assembled)
- Filament sample
- Power supply
- USB cable
- Tool kit
- Snap-on filament spool holder