Being touted as “a revolution in consumer 3D printing”, the newly-announced Solidoodle Press is Solidoodle’s answer for those seeking a true plug-and-play machine in a sleek and space-saving enclosed package.

With the goal of creating a seamless user experience for the consumer 3D printer market, the Press includes a re-engineered internal setup that makes the user experience easier for those who might not have honed their Maker-chops tinkering on RepRaps and Arduino boards.

Starting with a redesigned filament guide aimed at reducing tangling, the Press also features a heated bed to reduce print warping and a new automated calibration system—SoliTouch—that eliminates the need to calibrate the print bed:

While the injection-molded and soft-edged Press is a new direction for the traditionally metal-framed Solidoodle 3D printers, it is also being released with two other 3D printers that Solidoodle has revamped for the current-day consumer 3D printer market.

The Workbench and Workbench Apprentice follow suit with the traditional metal frame design and offer options for those looking for larger or smaller print beds.

The Workbench can create objects up to 12″ x 12″ x 12″ while the Workbench Apprentice can create objects up to 6″ x 6″ x 8″. Both of the Workbench models feature dual extruders and heated print beds.

Solidoodle Press

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The Solidoodle Press is a revolution in consumer 3D printing. As a true plug-and-play machine, the Press is the ideal printer for users new to 3D printing. With its sleek design, the Press has been designed to fit in your space.

Standard Features

  • Creates plastic parts up to 8″ x 8″ x 8″
  • Uses 1.75mm plastic filament (ABS/PLA)
  • Heated Build Platform with glass bed
  • Resolution up to .1mm
  • 15″ x 15.4″ x 19.2″ footprint (L x W x H)
  • SoliTouch Technology – one-touch printing with no manual calibration
  • Weight – 18 lbs
  • On/Off Power Switch
  • External 180w power supply

Software

  • New SoliPrint software
  • Able to print .STL files
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux compatible

What’s in the box?

  • Solidoodle Press 3D printer
  • Spool of starter filament
  • Power supply
  • USB Cable

Price: $349 preorder (Will go up to $599)

Solidoodle Workbench

workbench

The Solidoodle Workbench is the exciting new large-volume printer. It’s open-frame design will allow you to tinker and work on your machine. The Solidoodle Workbench is ideal for the enthusiastic maker.

Standard Features

  • Creates plastic parts up to 12″ x 12″ x 12″
  • Uses 1.75mm plastic filament (ABS/PLA)
  • Heated Build Platform with glass bed
  • Dual extruder
  • Resolution up to .1mm
  • 21″ x 19.6″ x 18.8″ footprint (L x W x H)
  • SoliTouch Technology – no manual calibration
  • Weight – 30 lbs
  • On/Off Power Switch
  • Internal 320w power supply

Software

  • New SoliPrint software
  • Able to print .STL files
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux compatible

What’s in the box

  • Solidoodle Workbench
  • Starter filament
  • Power supply
  • USB Cable
  • Tool kit

Price: $1299

Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice

workbenchapprentice

The Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice is the smaller of the new Workbench Series 3D printers. The Workbench Apprentice features a dual extruder and 6″ x 6″ x 8″ unheated build platform. It’s open-frame design will allow you to tinker and work on your printer. The Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice has been designed with the maker in mind.

Standard Features

  • Creates plastic parts up to 6″ x 6″ x 8″
  • Uses 1.75mm plastic filament (ABS/PLA)
  • Unheated Acrylic Build Platform
  • Dual extruder
  • Resolution up to .1mm
  • 13.3″ x 15″ x 14″ footprint (L x W x H)
  • SoliTouch Technology – no manual calibration
  • Weight – 20 lbs
  • External 120w power supply

Software

  • New SoliPrint software
  • Able to print .STL files
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux compatible

What’s in the box?

  • Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice
  • Starter filament
  • Power supply
  • USB Cable
  • Tool kit

Price: $799

Starting today, you can preorder (shipping estimated to be in 6-8 weeks) all three of the new Solidoodle 3D printers over at Solidoodle.com.

Author

Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.