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.