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

by Korny @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 19:42 (2950 days ago) @ naturl selexion

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.

Buy a 3D Printer for $1000, or have someone make you something on theirs for $1500+...


I think I'll go with unlimited rifles for $1000, Alex...

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