Re: [rp-ml] Cost of Dimension Material versus Gasoline

From: Adrian Bowyer (
Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 14:01:22 EEST

Have you bought an inkjet cartridge recently? What do you think it cost to
make? That's why manufacturers sell their printers at a loss.

There's a flourishing business in re-filling ink-jet cartridges. Maybe someone
should look at cut-price refills of FDM RP cartridges...


Adrian wrote:
> Ooouch!! Are you sure about this? I thought the cost of RP was coming down. I know that plastic cost is directly tied to the cost of oil, but has this Stratasys material cost gone up a lot or just stayed very high?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> Sent: Sep 13, 2005 1:38 PM
> To:
> Subject: [rp-ml] Cost of Dimension Material versus Gasoline
> In a recent email concerning the price of the Stratasys Dimension material price, our calculations show that the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline would price out at $1025. And you thought that gasoline was high at a price at $3.00 per gallon!!
> Joe
> PS
> Based upon $4.44 per cubic inch for the Dimension ABS plastic material or 53.6 cubic inches for $250.

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