Dimension Prices Decreasing

By on April 3rd, 2009 in blog

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If you happen to be shopping for a serious 3D printer, you might want to take another look at Dimension’s line of printers. Why? Because they’ve recently dropped pricing on their 1200es line. From their press release:

The Dimension brand of 3D printers by Stratasys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS), today announced that it has reduced the base price of its Elite and 1200es 3D printers. The Elite, previously priced at $32,900 is now available for $29,900. The SST 1200es (with Soluble Support Technology) is now priced at $32,900, down from $34,900, and the BST 1200es (with Breakaway Support Technology) is now just $18,900, reduced from $26,900.

According to our sophisticated calculations, that’s a 9% decrease on the Elite, a 6% decrease on the SST and a whopping 30% decrease on the BST. (Just so you know, the SST includes soluble support removal, while the BST includes break-away support removal.)

Still too expensive for hobbyists, but definitely moving in the right direction.

Via Dimension Printing and Design Engineering Online

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!


  1. I have a dimension 1200 sst – piece of junk, ran well for 18months and now cannot build a model without breaking down – service is terrible the authorized service agents cannot fix machine – its just a guessiing and unfortunately at my expense

  2. Dimension could Give their printers away and they would still be beyond the reach of hobbyists.

    Their build-material cartridges are expensive And have security chips embedded in them so that the printers won’t work if you refill the cartridges.

    In the short term, this will guarantee a steady income stream.

    But I doubt that keeping their build-material expensive and proprietary is a viable long-term business strategy.


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