Sunday, May 13, 2007

Cheaper 3D printer

I recently posted about a great 3D printer costing €30.000.
A company called Desktop Factory is saying it will produce a 3D printer for $5000 to $7000 next year.
The Desktop Factory 3D printer measures about 25 x 20 x 20 inches and weighs less than 90 lbs. The maximum build volume of the initial product will be 5 x 5 x 5 inches. The thickness of each layer is 0.010 inch.
So it seems the price drop is already well underway.


Kamiel said...

these things are real nice stuff . manquetes make a presentations so much better, but we mostly don't make one because it can take weeks to make one. so this really is a nice sollution

cybrbeast said...

Yeah it must be a great tool for architects.
It would also make 3D modeling in general a lot more fun.

annom said...

Yes, this should be very useful for architects! The printer in the previous 3D printer post can make some impressive models.

The result of this thing looks cheaper, but it's fucking cheap! Do you have any idea of cartridge costs? If that is cheap, it's a one time investment and then 100% fun with designing your own but plugs!

cybrbeast said...

No idea about the cartridge, probably pretty expensive. Also the printing speed of these things is usually very slow, like overnight printing.
I say wait a little while longer for the technology to come down in price and mature.

In this price range I think it might be interesting for high schools or print shops.