Ten Years of Inexpensive 3D Printing

By on February 29th, 2012 in Event


Industry giant Stratasys just reminded us that it’s actually been ten years since they introduced a low cost 3D printer to the world. The term “low cost”, is of course, relative. At the time 3D printers were industrial behemoths costing major dollars. The Dimension introduced in 2002 cost just under USD$30,000, enabling many small businesses to get into the 3D printing game. 
Today we see another revolution, where the price has similarly dropped – and dropped so much that individuals can now easily own a 3D printer in their homes. Progress!

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!