The Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice fully assembled 3D fused-filament-fabrication printer has a dual extruder and an open frame for fabricating parts up to 8 x 6 x 6 inches (H x W x D) using 1.75-mm ABS and PLA filament (sold separately). The dual extruders enable printing in two colors or materials, including water-soluble PLA for temporary support structures in a printed part. The printer has a USB connection with an included USB cable to connect to a computer (sold separately) and works with the downloadable SoliPrint computer software.
The heated glass print bed with aluminum build platform is warp resistant, and the printer automatically calibrates to accommodate an unlevel print bed, ensuring precise prints. The frame is made from steel with ABS and aluminum components for durability. The printer head moves on the Y (backward and forward) and x (left to right) axes, while the print bed moves on the Z (up and down) axis.
|Compatible filament materials||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA)|
|Filament size||1.75 mm|
|Maximum resolution||0.01 mm|
|Maximum build volume||288 cubic inches|
|Maximum build dimensions||8 x 6 x 6 inches (H x W x D)*|
|Heated or ambient bed||Heated up to 115 degrees C (239 degrees F)|
|Supported operating system(s)||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Software||SoliPrint software (available for free download on Solidoodle’s website)|
|Input format||Stl, G-code|
|Nozzle diameter||0.4 mm|
|Power supply (included)||External 150-watt supply with three-prong plug|
|Overall dimensions||14 x 15 x 13.3 inches (H x W x D)*|
*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.
Fused filament fabrication printers build prototypes and parts directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources by stacking layers upon layers of molten material. The print material is provided in filament or wire form and is fed through an extruder within the print head, similar to how ink is used in a standard printer. A printer with a single extruder can print using one filament at a time; a printer with dual extruders can print with two different materials or colors at the same time. The thickness of the printed layers can be customized for each print, but the thinnest layer that a printer can lay is called its maximum resolution. Choosing to print using very thin layers will create parts with more detail, but will typically take longer to print. To lay the material in the correct way, the print head and bed typically move in a combination of X-axis (left and right), Y-axis (forward and backward), and Z-axis (up and down) movement.
Solidoodle manufactures 3D printers and accessories. The company, founded in 2011, manufactures its printers at its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.
What’s in the Box?
- Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice 3D printer
- Power cord with three-prong plug
- USB cable
- Sample filament spool
- Hex screw driver
- Fabricates parts up to 8 x 6 x 6 inches (H x W x D) in size or 288 cubic inches in volume
- Prints layers up to a maximum resolution of 0.1 mm
- Fabricates parts using 1.75-mm ABS and PLA filament (sold separately)
- Dual extruders can simultaneously print two colors or materials
- Printer automatically calibrates to accommodate an unlevel print bed for precise prints