The Cost of a Wrench

By on October 17th, 2008 in blog

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It’s apparently USD$49, including USD$14 that was “dissolved away” according to a post at the ChiefDelphi forums. Team222badbrad produced these wrenches on a Dimension 1200es, and the discussion contemplated the price of production.

Poster Leav asked the inevitable question:

“how much would it cost to fill the entire volume of the machine with plastic?… I really would like to hold in my hand a 768ci block knowing that it was made it possibly the most inefficient way possible!”

The answer, according to team222badbrad, is USD$6,000 worth of Dimension ABS. Now that’s a paperweight!

UPDATE: team222badbrad contacted us and indicated:

The wording on my posting on is a bit confusing.
 “About $35 a wrench in ABS Plus material and support material. About $14 worth was dissolved away.”
What I meant was of that $35 approximately $14 was wasted in scrap support material.

Via ChiefDelphi Forums

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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