What the heck is a 3D Printer?
With the Mojo Desktop 3D Printer it’s pure awesomeness in a box!
Marketing Technologies, a local company, was awesome enough to let me borrow their Stratasys Mojo 3D printer for a week. I was able to dive right in and figure out its functionality. I quickly learned what gripped my attention about this product. All in all I had very few things to gripe about…
Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer
- Insanely easy to set up
- Began printing my 3D file within about 15 minutes
- Soluble support material makes printing almost any shape extremely easy
- You don’t have to give much thought to the orientation of your part, it just works
- The required ‘stl.’ file type is an industry standard
- You can reorient your parts with the click of a button
- Software gives you an accurate print duration and end time down to the minute
- No manual calibration required
- Changing plastic spools is as easy as changing and ink cartridge.
- Every spool comes with a new print head ensuring a clean precise print every time
- The only maintenance required is removing debris from the support material
- The $10,000 price tag
- The high cost of replacing a spool, about $400
- Heating up the build chamber takes about 10 to 15 minutes
- The soluble support material take several hours to wash away
- Breaking the printed parts off the print tray can be difficult
- Currently the only color is white (really kind of off white, though there is talk of an upgrade to add several colors)
- Print time
The Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer was a breeze to use. Literally no calibration was required because the machine does it all on it’s own. It really felt as easy as printing off a document from an inkjet printer. Although the ease of use comes at a price, the Mojo is an excellent machine and is well worth the hassle free printing it has to offer.
Product Review Video
P430 ABSplus in ivory
Maximum part size:
12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 x 5 in.)
0.178 mm (0.007 in.)
Windows XP/Windows 7
Size and weight:
63 x 45 x 53 cm, (25 x 18 x 21 in.); 27 kg (60 lbs.)
100-127 VAC, 6A, 60 Hz or 220-240 VAC, 2.5A, 50 Hz
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