Best 3D Printers: Solidoodle 4
Appearance-wise, the Solidoodle 4 looks something like a microwave or toaster oven — a metal enclosure with a glass front.
According to the manufacturer, it has a new extruder, concealed components and thumbwheel calibrations. It uses 1.75mm plastic filament (ABS or PLA) to print objects up to 8 x 8 x 8 inches. MSRP is $999, making it one of the more affordable options currently available.
Then again, when Slate’s Seth Stevenson tried out the Solidoodle 4, all he managed to produce with the 3D printer was “plastic goo.”
So maybe there some room for improvement yet, but it’s still good enough to land on our list of best 3D printers.