RE: [rp-ml] Solido Rumor

From: David Pinkston <>
Date: Mon Feb 08 2010 - 16:47:29 EET

You know, I was thinking this is more like a 3D plotter then a printer but
it does have to apply the anti-glue agent. Furthermore, what's up with the
price? For people that are even somewhat familiar with RP,(or any equipment
purchase) the idea that you can present a machine at one number (how about
free) but end up with a 3-4 times number to install and operate it is making
their pitch to the wrong people. Who or what is their market strategy? They
may get a lot of inquiries but very little signing on the bottom line.
Am I seeing this wrong? Is there something I'm not seeing?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Hauser, Carl
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 8:50 AM
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Solido Rumor


" The full Value Pack, which includes the printer, 8 (XY) cuttings
knives, 4 magnetic pads, 24 modelling kits (modeling material, glue
cartridge and anti-glue cassette) "

It does not really sound like a 3D printer in the 'traditional' sense, more
like an automated 'arts and crafts' set in a convenient box. With the
current ASTM committee making waves on AM definitions should we not stop
calling machines like this '3D Printers'. Call me old fashioned but I think
of a 3D printer as some XYZ positioning systems holding inkjet print heads
to deposit binder, UV cure or self curing inks. I find this confusing at the
best of times when desktop or office friendly AM systems are labelled as 3D
printers irrespective of their hardware makeup. Am i the only one on list
who thinks like this?

Best Regards

Received on Mon Feb 08 16:46:58 2010

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