From: Ron Clemons (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 15 2002 - 22:01:13 EEST
Okay, reality check:
> Any car vs. any car...
$8999 Hyundai Accent, base model
$128,950 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, loaded
> Same model cars, different grades...
$24,950 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, base model
$49,900 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, loaded
> Any RP technology vs. any RP technology...
$275 Stair-stepped model, built in .010" layers, +/- .100" tolerance
$6000 Polished SLA, built in .004" layers, +/- .005" tolerancing
> Same RP technologies, different grades...
$600 Bubble-filled SLA from ragged out machine, .006" layers, +/- .010"
$6000 Near-perfect SLA from new 7000 machine, .004" layers, +/- .005"
...Seems perfectly understandable to me. My dad wasn't so stupid when he
said, "usually you get what you pay for"!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bathsheba Grossman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Rp-Ml (E-mail)" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:45 PM
Subject: [-3.60] RE: Price idea for a resin/plastic model
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Billett Mike wrote:
> > However, an observation rather than a moan... whilst I understand
> > that the complexity of the part and accuracy we require will steer
> > the cost of the model, also that I was extremely vauge about my
> > description of the part. I have recieved "ball park" figures ranging
> > from $275 USD to $6000 USD! Quite a spread wouldn't you say?
> On the high side, but wide spreads do seem to be typical of the field.
> Just the other day I had a model quoted by several companies - in each
> case exactly the same part, built with the same machine, without any
> postprocessing - and got back figures ranging from $450 to over $1200.
> One has the feeling that many RP users are not price-conscious, and
> that as a result some companies operate in fantasy-land.
> All one can do is avoid them and hope the market shakes down
> eventually. It's all very well for situations where there is a lot of
> craftsmanship, but in cases where build hours are a fungible commodity
> - any working machine is as good as any other - sooner or later a
> market rate should emerge.
> Bathsheba Grossman (831) 429-8224
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