3DP Unlimited Introduces Leasing Program

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Can’t afford a gigantic 3D printer? Well, maybe you can now.

3DP Unlimited, makers of the massive 3DP1000 printer with its staggering 1000 x 1000 x 500mm build volume, just made it a lot easier to acquire one of their machines. 

It’s through a leasing program. Normally the 3DP1000 will set you back around USD$20,000, which for smaller businesses - and certainly individuals - could be a bit much to swallow all at once. With the new leasing program, the company will provide you with a brand new 3DP1000 and you’ll pay a monthly lease payment of less than USD$400.

We believe the USD$400 rate is for a 60 month period. 3DP Unlimited offers lease periods of 23, 36, 48 and 60 months. So expect slightly higher monthly rates for shorter lease periods. 

For companies seeking a large-format 3D printer, the leasing program could be just what is required. The lease ensures a predictable and low monthly expense for the machine that could match expected production from it. 

For individuals, it’s a bit more tricky. Some may still think USD$400 is too expensive, but let’s put this in perspective: suppose you owned a 3DP1000 and were paying USD$400 per month. Could you print a large, interesting object once per month and sell it for more than USD$400? 

Given some creativity and a little bit of sales acumen, we think this is quite possible for individuals to do. The size of objects coming out of a 3DP1000 are large enough that it’s likely an individual could make decent cash by providing large-format 3D print services to local companies - either small manufacturers not able to get into 3D printing themselves or artists requiring larger prints. Both of those groups would likely be attracted by lower priced printing on a 3DP1000 as compared to the cost of printing large items on a commercial 3D print service. 

Via 3DP Unlimited

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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