RE: if things are so great then

From: Brock Hinzmann (
Date: Thu Apr 02 1998 - 19:48:13 EEST


Thanks for giving us that price point target. Of course, in two years,
that'll be $10k instead of $20k, but at least we know what you think it is

How about some of you other RP customers out there. If you had a $20k
machine right now, that could make a prototype in any material, plastic,
metal or ceramic, how many more would you buy than what you own now, for whom
would you buy them (skill level, i.e. how simple will it have to be to
operate?), and what would you expect them to use it for? If you don't own an
RP machine now, would such a $20k machine put you in the market and for
how many machines?

This is not a hypothetical question.

Brock Hinzmann

Elaine Hunt wrote:
> Why are you up in front of audiences talking about the great things you
>are doing? Why is it people cry how great things are but when you look
>around you can't find people who are willing to take the risk, get up
>say what's happening. All I hear are the doom sayers and maybe that
>reflects on who is speaking the loudest or the longest. Did you think I
>would let you sit on the sidelines and NOT say something?
>plead no conference time since AUTOFACT, AUSTIN, NOTTINGHAM, etc are
>coming up. I will be watching the papers.
>I KNOW what is going on in the industry and I know it's positive but I
>DON"T hear it except in small groups or in one on one discussions.
>I know where I want the industry to go..... to that push button machine
>that sits in every student lab for every student that needs to be able
>print a 3d model.
>No Brad......schools can't afford the 60k price tag of an Actua or
>machine because we need multiple machines to support a large number of
>students. I'll give you two years to get that price down to under 20k
>until Ennex, Autofab, Epson, or someone else gets an affordable 3d
>in the market.
>Taking risks is natural to the human being...otherwise we would all be
>At least I struck at few nerves and got this group thinking about the
>future rather than attacking each other........ I'm used to arrows by
>One day I'll retire and pull all of them out of my back. Until then I'll
>keep grumping and dreaming.....

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