RE: [rp-ml] Solido Rumor

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Date: Mon Feb 08 2010 - 16:53:54 EET

I think that in the same way that 2D printers can be large format plotters
or home/office desktop printers the Solido falls into the desktop 3D
printer category. It seems more versatile, hinges, snap fits, etc, than
say a zcorp 310 but I would still take a 310 if I had the space.
Especially with the additional expense of the value pack for the Solido. I
don't agree with the Solido sold as having rapid or additive manufacturing
capability as the website claims. When we talk about AM the most popular
technology seems to be SLS. Doesn't share any similarity to 2D printing
and certainly isn't desktop.

I think the Solido is a good example of what a 3D printer should be.


On Mon, 8 February, 2010 2:47 pm, David Pinkston wrote:
> 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?
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf
> Of Hauser, Carl
> Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 8:50 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Solido Rumor
> List,
> " 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
> Carl
Received on Mon Feb 08 16:53:00 2010

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