RE: [rp-ml] First 3D Printer to Break $20,000 Price Barrier...

From: Bob Crangle <>
Date: Fri Jan 20 2006 - 01:33:05 EET



Bob Crangle




From: [] On Behalf Of Liam MacGinley
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 4:10 PM
Subject: [rp-ml] First 3D Printer to Break $20,000 Price Barrier...


Hi all

Following on from the news that the FDM machines have at last broken the $20K barrier, I was wondering if these new machines are going to get any cheaper to run. Speaking from my own experience at my University in Dublin, Ireland, we have a FDM machine which is used for student projects and some postgrad research. The initial outlay of the machine was high (€40K) some years ago, but the biggest surprise was the cost in spent cartridges, €10K a year would not be uncommon. This is a very high annual expense for any university.


Maybe there is a new machine on the horizon that will have a truly cheap running cost?



Liam MacGinley





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