Stratasys Expands its 3D Printer Product Line
Dimension uPrint Plus offers material colors, larger build volume and resolution options.
3D Printing News
3D Printing Resources
January 14, 2010
By DE Editors
Stratasys has expanded the Dimension uPrint product line with the uPrint Plus, an enhanced version with new features, while keeping the price under $20,000.
Like the Dimension uPrint personal 3D printer, the uPrint Plus has a small footprint for desktop use. It measures 25 x 26 in. The uPrint Plus can print in eight colors of Stratasys’ ABSplus material. The uPrint Plus material colors include red, blue, olive, black, dark gray, nectarine, fluorescent yellow, and ivory. The printer has a build envelope of 8 x 8 x 6 in., which is 33 percent more volume than the uPrint and allows for larger models. The new printer offers two resolution settings—0.010 in. and 0.013 in.—to give users additional print options.
The uPrint Plus also features two support-material enhancements that reduce material consumption and modeling time, according to the company. The first, Smart Supports, is a software enhancement that Stratasys says reduces material usage by 40 percent. The second, SR-30, is an improved soluble support material that is designed to dissolve 69 percent faster. Smart Supports are available for both uPrint and uPrint Plus.
The new 3D printer will be available for shipment in March through authorized Stratasys resellers.
For more information, visit Stratasys’ Dimension brand site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
Subscribe to our FREE magazine,FREE email newsletters or both!
About the Author
DE’s editors contribute news and new product announcements to Digital Engineering.
Press releases may be sent to them via [email protected]ng.news.