For over two weeks now Stratasys has this count down banner on their site. Today they finally announced “The Magic”. I have to say heads off to the marketing department because we have been speculating what the news could be and curiously waiting and waiting and waiting for it to come.
Introducing the Mojo 3D Printer
The Mojo 3D Printer is, as we suspected, slightly different from other 3D printers currently on the market. It seems that Stratasys really build this model using the philosophy of your average desktop inkjet printer. It even looks like the printer/scanner combo we all have in our home.
Not only the looks may carry the paper printer principle, also the usage. It is as easy to change filament as changing the ink in an inkjet printer. The Mojo 3D Printer is powered by Stratasys’ Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology, and builds accurate functional concept models, rapid prototypes, and product mockups in ivory ABSplus thermoplastic.
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The Mojo printer also comes with a neat cleaning system., the WaveWash 55 (they probably had 54 prototypes..). This is a compact, easy to use support cleaning system. It does the removal of support material hands free so no need to get your hands dirty here.
The Mojo price is starting at $9,900 USD which actually isn’t that much compared to its current ‘competitors’. They even have a monthly payment plan starting at $185 USD (this is only for US residents).
So what can it do?
The Mojo uses P430 ABSplus in ivory. The support material is SR-30 Soluble.
The build size is in mm: 127x127x127 (5x5x5 in)
The layer thickness is 0.17mm (0.007 in)
Volume Capacity is 3.78 L (1 gallon)
The Print Wizard software that comes with your Mojo 3D printer converts the STL output from your CAD software into precise deposition paths that guide the extrusion head, printing your model one layer at the time. The Print Wizard automatically slices and orients your concept model and creates any necessary support structures, too. Supposedly, all you have to do is click “print”.