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The uPrint Personal 3D Printer Uses FDM Technology

By DE Editors

Coming from the Dimension 3D Printing Group (Minneapolis, MN), a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) is the uPrint Personal 3D Printer (priced at $14,900), a desktop-sized 3D printer.

The uPrint has only a 25 x 26 in. footprint and features an 8 x 6 x 6 in. build envelope. Like other Dimension 3D printers, uPrint makes use of Dimension’s fused deposition modeling FDM technology, and builds models with Stratasys ABSplus plastic, said to be 40 percent stronger than the company’s standard ABS material. The models can be drilled, machined, sanded, painted or even chrome-plated. This characteristic makes it well suited for testing the form, fit, and function of models and prototypes.

In addition, uPrint includes a soluble support removal system, which makes it possible for users to remove the model support material completely hands-free.

The uPrint Personal 3D Printer from Dimension 3D Printing Group creates models with ABSplus plastic.

“uPrint is an important advance for Dimension’s product line, providing users a networked, desktop-sized 3D printer capable of building durable, accurate models ready for testing,” says Jon Cobb, vice president and general manager of 3D printing for Stratasys. “uPrint will appeal to designers, engineers, architects, artists, teachers and others working in CAD. With uPrint, they can get an affordable, high-quality 3D modeling system that’s available today.”

The basic uPrint 3D Printing System includes one material bay, CatalystEX software, modeling bases, ABSplus model material, soluble support material and a start-up kit with cables, parts, and tools.

For more information, visit Dimension 3D Printing Group.

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Read the "How 3D Printing Fits into the Design Process" white paper.

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