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Silhouette Alta Plus 3D Printer

Low Cost 3D Printer

Silhouette Alta Plus 3D Printer

Silhouette Alta Plus 3D Printer

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Silhouette Alta Plus 3D Printer
Order Code: MP-SL2
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Product Description
What is an Alta Plus 3D printer?
The Silhouette Alta Plus 3D printer is a low cost machine which introduces 3D Printing technology to younger students, primary schools, and home users. Class sets of the machines could be handed out for use with multiple small groups in a classroom, avoiding the bottleneck effect and giving students the opportunity to see their design turn to reality.

This machine is lightweight, durable, reliable, and simple to use. It is happy to be used only occasionally (without hours of maintenance, setup and fiddling!) then popped into a cupboard ready for next time.

Using the Alta Plus is an experience that can be shared amongst groups of several students; due to the 360° transparent, lockable enclosure, the build can be viewed from all round. It’s a fascinating experience too! Based on the Delta parallel robot design, the motion system consists of three arms connected to universal joints printing on a circular build platen. The build platen itself is removable, and is prepared by applying a pre-cut, disposable adhesive layer to ensure effective bonding every time. There are other advantages too – this design of printer can change direction instantly making prints much faster, and the simple construction uses fewer parts, reducing maintenance, costs and keeping everything very lightweight.

What about the software?
3D printing software can be intimidating to new users, and this is certainly an issue with most printers at this price point. Generic slicing software is often used, and this can be complicated by its very nature as it is designed to work with models from many different manufacturers.

The Alta Plus 3D printer uses dedicated, purpose designed software, which is very simple to use. Load a 3D model, use the simple controls to position it, click ‘print’ - then sit back and watch.

The printer performs well straight out of the box with the default software settings, but if you like to tweak and fine-tune, everything is fully adjustable and user profiles can be saved and re-loaded if required.

As always, the support team at TechSoft are ready to offer technical assistance for the lifetime of the printer over the telephone or by email. Our warehouse stocks a wide range of coloured filament, and the rest is up to the imagination of your students!

What’s Included
  • Silhouette Alta Plus 3D Printer
  • White PLA Filament (Approx 60 Grams)
  • Alta Print Bed Spatula Tool
  • Protective Platform Tape (10 Pieces)
  • Removable Acrylic Build Platform
  • Filament Holder
  • Allen Wrenches (x2) & Nozzle Head Cleaning Tool
  • Silhouette 3D Software Package (Designer / Customiser / Slicer / Driver)
  • AC Power Supply / USB Cable / 3 Pin UK Plug
  • Full UK Technical Support
  • 1 Year UK Warranty

Software & System Requirements
  • Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
  • MAC OS X10.7 or higher
  • USB Port
  • 2 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, 2 GB Available Disk Space
Product Specifications
Model:Silhouette Alta
Max Build Size:124mm (diameter) x 130mm (height)
No. Extruders:1
Model Material:PLA
Slice Resolution:0.05mm
Dimensions:250(W) x 229(D) x 476(H)mm
Warranty:UK Mainland: 1 Year Return to Base
Elsewhere: 1 Year Return and Collect

Warranty does not include consumable parts.
Accessories and Consumables
Consumable Parts
Pack of Silhouette Alta Platform Tape. Contains 50 sheets
Order Code: TMP-SLM-TAPE1
Replacement Platform for Silhouette Alta 3D Printer
Order Code: TMP-SLM-PLAT1
PLA Filament
Silhouette Reel of 1.75mm PLA Filament (0.5Kg). Available in Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, White and Yellow
Order Code: TMP-SLMP-COL