New York based 3D printer vendor Solidoodle, has announced the third generation of its system — the Solidoodle 3. The most notable improvement to this latest release is the increase in build volume to make it one of the largest build areas in the entry-level 3D printer class. Printable dimensions are now 8” x 8” x 8” (a total build volume of 512in³), which is an increase of more than 100% compared with the previous generation that offered 216 in³. For Solidoodle, the aim is to provide users with the ability to print large objects with up to 0.1 mm layer resolution.
The price tag for Solidoodle 3 is $799 (£503 | €607), in line with Solidoodle’s commitment to providing consumers with affordable 3D printing solutions.
According to the company, the new printer is available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in January 2013.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic about the success we’ve seen this year,” says Solidoodle CEO Sam Cervantes. “By offering the Solidoodle 3, we will be able to help satisfy a need for an even larger-format 3D printer while keeping our focus on affordability and usability.”
Indeed the company has enjoyed a stellar year with rapid growth and strong sales and is not hesitant in sharing this information. During its first year of operations, the company has grown to more than 60 employees and has delivered over 1,200 printers to customers. And with the release of Solidoodle 3 the company is looking forward to this trend continuing throughout 2013.
About Solidoodle, LLC
Solidoodle, founded in late 2011 by aeronautical engineer and 3D printer industry-veteran Sam Cervantes, builds affordable 3D printers for both professional and consumer use. Solidoodle was named among CNET’s “Best of NY Tech Day 2012” out of more than 200 tech startups. Made in America, Solidoodle printers sell across the globe from Brooklyn to Brazil, with orders placed in more than 30 countries to date.