Re: Comments-low cost SLA parts

From: francois (
Date: Fri Apr 16 1999 - 04:03:50 EEST

Well, I agree with all of you,

In the case of private companies, they cannot keep the prices below cost

for too long as they will quickly go broke. But imagine when you have to

compete against government agencies selling their SLA parts below cost?

Francois Primon
Solid Concepts
5 Harvard Way
Canning Vale - Perth 6155 - AUSTRALIA
Tel. +61 8 9455 5377
Fax +61 8 9455 5344
e-mail :

Gruppo Promau - Area Marketing wrote:

> Rp Community
> I have gotten a lot of questions concerning my comment on low cost SLA
> parts. The company that was supplying the extra-low cost parts is now
> out of business. Which only makes sense. These parts were not inferior
> - the company was just desperate to survive and did not understand the
> overhead expenses assoicated with the SLA machines.
> We continuely buy and resell SLA parts. The prices, while not that
> low,
> are still low enough that it does not make sense for my company to
> invest
> in an SLA system.
> Alair Griffin
> Javelin, a Lone Peak Engineering, Inc. Company
> There are some RP services in Italy selling SLA parts at very low
> cost. I think this will cause some problems soon in the future.
> The parts they sell are not good finished and people approaching for
> the first to the RP sometimes think models are not good enough for
> they purposes, so they stop to consider RP in their product
> development.I think it's much better to offer a good model built with
> good materials: quality is always appreciated!
> Low profits usually don't consider the cost of machines maintenance
> and, above all, don't allow a service to invest in research and
> development. In our kind of enviroment, this is the way to get out of
> the market in a few years (after damaging the market itself.)Paolo
> Colombo - MarketingPromau EngineeringStrada per Novara, 15528062
> Cameri (NO) - ITALYTel. +39 0321 616234Fax +39 0321
> 616068mailto:pcolombo@msoft.it

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