Solidoodle 4th Generation
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68 3D printers
11.62 - 17.35M
NaN% of all 3D printersYes
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maximum creation size
layer thickness
nozzle size
number of extruder heads
1.75mm filament diameter

Solidoodle 4th Generation: 14 facts and highlights

1. 1.75mm filament diameter

The 1.75mm filament diameter is gradually overtaking the previous 3mm standard. The 1.75mm filament feeds into the printer with greater ease and allows for more detail in the printing process.
Solidoodle 4th Generation
56% have it

2. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.
Solidoodle 4th Generation
51% have it

3. Has a heated build platform

A heated build platform helps keep the lowest levels of a print warm as the higher layers are printed. This allows the overall print to cool more evenly.
Solidoodle 4th Generation
45% have it

4. nozzle size

The smaller the nozzle, the more detailed the final product can be. However, when speed of printing is of greater importance than detail, a larger nozzle may be preferable.
0.40mm
Robox: 0.30mm

5. Prints in PLA

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
Solidoodle 4th Generation
76% have it

6. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Solidoodle 4th Generation
51% have it

7. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4

8. Prints in ABS plastic

The printer prints in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This is up to 30 times stronger than regular plastic and is commonly used in 3D printing.
Solidoodle 4th Generation
70% have it

9. layer thickness

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).
100µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.40µm

10. thickness

342mm
UP! Plus: 150mm

11. height

381mm
Robox: 240mm

12. width

355mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm

13. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
203 x 203 x 203
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 609 x 500 x 850

14. number of extruder heads

More extruder heads will allow you to use different colours or different types of material at the same time. A second extruder is also required to build PVA/PLA support structures around items as they are printed.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4

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