Nov.22, 2013

Brooklyn-based company Solidoodle today launches their new Solidoodle 4, a nice looking, fully assembled 3D printer.

Solidoodle 4 features powder coated steel enclosure with a plastic front door and a lid at top for quick access. It helps also prevent uneven cooling, shrinking and cracking.

The build envelope is 8 x 8 x 8 inches (203 × 203 ×203 mm) which is the same as Solidoodle 3. The Solidoodle 4 is designed to be easier to use than the previous version. The filament spool holder can be easily snapped on the back, and electronics are mounted inside. Same as S3, the resolution of the printer is up to 0.1mm. The


  • Creates plastic parts up to 8" x 8" x 8"
  • Uses 1.75mm plastic filament (ABS recommended, PLA possible)
  • Heated Build Platform
  • Enhanced calibration
  • Solidoodle Motherboard
  • Spring loaded Acrylic Extruder with stepper motor, .4mm nozzle
  • Resolution up to .1mm
  • 13.5" x 14" x 15" case footprint (L x W x H) - S3 is 13.5" x 14" x 14"
  • Internal Steel frame
  • 100V-240V Universal Power Supply


  • One-click software installer
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux compatible

The Solidoodle 4 3D printer is priced at $999, $200 more expensive than the Solidoodle 3. It is available on Solidoodle webshop and in a number of retail stores such as electronics chain Micro Center, and it ships within 2-3 weeks.

Watch below Engadget video Solidoodle 4 Eyes-on:













Thanks to Ron S. for the tip!

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Branden Ushio wrote at 2/2/2014 6:48:48 AM:

The heated enclosure looks AWESOME, but I would be worried about the electronics being inside of it. Right now if I don't point a fan at the electronics on my 3 the y-axis really skips a bunch of steps... but nothing a 40mm fan with an exhaust duct inside that enclosure wouldn't fix.

Ben Roberts. wrote at 11/25/2013 2:06:37 AM:

Wouldn't having the filament reel around the back be a bit inconvenient?

jd90 wrote at 11/22/2013 8:33:57 PM:

It looks better packaged, but the mechanisms & chassis seems to be largely the same as previous models. The one that I saw needed a bit of alignment work to get started, for one, the nozzle was several millimeters too low and the adjustment screw was a little hard to get to. They provided a sample piece of ABS filament, which is nice, but I would recommend starting with PLA first because the bed takes a lot longer to warm up to ABS temperatures, especially Solidoodle's bed. Maybe they solved these issues. But it's worth treading carefully.

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