When Would You Start Using a 3D Printer?

By on March 5th, 2008 in blog

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The Society of Digital Artists has a poll going on right now, which asks the headline’s question:

“When would you start using a 3D Printer?”


The results of the poll clearly indicate that most users would start using a 3D printer “when the cost drops below $1,000 for a machine”. A few indicated they would go for a $3,000 or even a $5,000 machine, but that simply suggests where the “bell curve” of affordability exists.

Interestingly, the least expensive commercial 3D printer today is DesktopFactory’s 125ci 3D Printer, which is priced at $4,995 – just barely below the highest affordability threshold of the poll. Perhaps we should wait for the DesktopFactory “225ci”?

Via CGSociety

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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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