Anyone know the expenses involved in 3D printing? (Fan Creations)

by naturl selexion, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 19:30 (2950 days ago) @ CyberKN

We have several 3D printers. For $1,000 you can get a decent one. Once you learn to run it the "expense" is mainly time. Printing a life size scout rifle would take days. If something goes wrong anywhere during the print, you start over. A local makerspace used to charge $0.50/minute for their 3D printer, that would put the cost of a scout rifle upwards of $1,500, probably more.

There are a few online services where you pay someone to print things for you. The "someone" not being a company but individual users. 3Dhubs.com and makexyz.com being a couple of them.


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