We’ve updated our 3D print job calculator.
Introducing the Fabbaloo 3D Print Cost Calculator
We’ve developed a simple calculator to help Fabbaloo readers determine the actual cost of 3D prints.
Examining 3D Printer Prices: Are They Increasing or Decreasing?
Are 3D printer prices rising or falling? It’s not an easy question to answer.
Stratasys Raises Prices … Again
A quiet announcement from Stratasys indicated they’re raising prices on multiple 3D printer models, but there is some good news, too.
What Happens After We Reach The Bottom of Desktop 3D Printers?
There’s often said to be a “race to the bottom” with desktop 3D printers. What happens when we get there?
A New DnD Character Creator Service With a Surprise
A new service to generate printable DnD figurines has a unique pricing structure.
Exploring The Mess of Mass Market Retail 3D Printer Sales
If you intend on buying a 3D printer, maybe you should not consider buying one from a “normal” retailer.
More Price Shifting in 3D Printing Materials
With supply chains broken and shipping costs soaring, more companies are altering their pricing in the 3D print space.
Autodesk To Raise Fusion 360 Pricing
Autodesk announced a significant rise in the pricing of their key 3D CAD tool, Fusion 360.
3D Printing Price Increases Continue to Appear
Another 3D print company announces significant price increases, perhaps with a secret agenda.
Prusa Indeed Raises 3D Printer Prices
After an announcement last week, Prusa Research has indeed raised prices on their most popular 3D printers.
Prusa To Raise 3D Printer Pricing
Prusa Research has announced price increases for certain 3D printers.
How Can You Tell If 3D Printer Prices Rise?
Prices of almost everything are rising, but how can you tell if 3D printer prices are rising?
New Investment In Copper As Prices Skyrocket And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine examine the rise of both prices and interest in copper as the material continues to see more use in 3D printing.
Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Hits Record Low Price
A browse of Creality’s online shop revealed their famous Ender 3 desktop 3D printer can now be had for only US$155.
MakerOS Goes Free!
MakerOS has added a free tier to their cloud-based business management system.
Phrozen Tweaks Resin 3D Printer Prices
Taiwan-based resin 3D printer manufacturer Phrozen adjusted the pricing on their product line, but in an unusual way.
Why Is 3D Print Service Pricing So Complex?
Computing the price of a 3D print from a service has always been a complex matter, but now a new approach may shake things up.
The Cheap Filament Option
Many Fabbaloo readers consume a lot of 3D printer materials, and that can be expensive. But there are ways to reduce costs.
Creality Drops Ender 3 Price to US$170
Creality has notably dropped the price of their very popular desktop 3D printer, the Ender 3.
Question of the Week: Is 3D Printer Filament Too Expensive?
This week’s question examines the pricing of 3D printer filament.
The Variable Currency Prices Of 3D Printer Filament
On a tip I took a look at how desktop 3D printer filament is priced by major suppliers and found something quite interesting.
Setting Prices For Your 3D Prints? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong
MakerOS has a brilliant hidden feature in their online service: a sophisticated 3D print pricing calculator that allows operators to determine exactly how to price prints.
More On Simplify3D’s Upcoming V5
After our recent story on Simplify3D’s upgrade plans, we received some additional clarifications from the company.
Carbon Dramatically Reduces Resin Cost, Increases Manufacturing Possibilities
In a surprise announcement, Carbon reduced the price of three of their most popular 3D print resins.
Shapeways Tackles The Price Challenge
As of 22 Oct Shapeways is changing their pricing model.
Autodesk Consolidates Fusion 360 Tiers
Autodesk is making very significant changes to their Fusion 360 product offerings.
3D Printer Purchases: Is It Now Only About Price?
Today I’m thinking about how price has become a major factor in 3D printer sales.
Is The Race To The Bottom in 3D Printing a Good Thing?
Pricing of low-cost 3D printers has consistently dropped, but is this a good thing?
Secrets of 3D Print Pricing
One of the trickier aspects of operating 3D printers for hire is that of pricing prints.
3DCompare: It Compares!
We’re looking at a new 3D print meta-service today, 3D Compare.
MakerBot Drops Pricing on 5th Gen 3D Printer
This is interesting: MakerBot has slashed the pricing on their previous model, the Fifth Gen.
How Big is the Carbon Adidas Deal?
Last week Carbon and Adidas announced a deal to produce 3D printed midsoles. But how big is this deal, exactly?
Why Did 3D Systems Drop Pricing By 30% ?
3D Systems announced a surprise price drop on one of their high-end production machines.
Why The Huge Price Drop at Leapfrog 3D Printers?
In our mailbox today we observed a note from Leapfrog indicating a massive price drop.
Metal 3D Print Price Crashes at i.Materialise
Things just got a little bit more interesting: i.Materialise just dropped their price for aluminum 3D prints.
A Lesson on Pricing Artistic 3D Prints
I’m reading a brief post on LinkedIn by noted 3D designer Janne Kyttanen regarding his experience with a 3D printed light design.
Onshape Switches Up Subscription Options, Unlimited Docs, Pushes for Pro
Well, well, well. Just as you were getting comfy with the limited private storage of Onshape’s free plan and dumping your Documents occasionally to clear room for others, they’ve gone and switched things up on you.
3YOURMIND’s Powerful 3D Printing Meta-Service
I’m taking a look at 3YOURMIND, a Berlin-based startup that provides simplified ways to access 3D printing services for industrial and professional use.
Shapeways Curiously Introduces PLA Material, But Why?
Consumer 3D print service Shapeways has always been introducing new materials, but this one is very curious: PLA.
On The Loose: 3DPrintler’s 3D Print Service Chatbots
Growing 3D print conglomerate 3DPrintler is working on a strange chatbot interface to their 3D print service pricing comparison engine.
Carbon’s Huge M1 Pricing May Not Be Totally Crazy After All
Some analysis shows that Carbon’s recent pricing announcement for their M1 “CLIP”-based 3D printer might not be as stratospheric as you might think.
Those Aren’t 3D Printers! They’re Material Vending Machines!
You’d think you’re buying a 3D printer to produce objects, be they prototypes or otherwise. But there’s another way to look at the machine: as a vending machine.
Sculpteo Responds To The Biggest Customer Concern
Sculpteo announced a new “48 hour” shipping policy that could change people’s minds about using 3D print services.
Tallying Up The Carbon M1’s Total Cost Of Ownership
Carbon announced their first product, the M1 3D Printer last week, but with a twist: subscription pricing. We calculated how much it could cost you.
Simplicity Wins: i.Materialise Introduces Flat Rate Shipping
Popular 3D print service i.materialise has thrown out their complex shipping calculations and replaced it with a ridiculously simple flat rate.
The Stunning Markup On 3D Printer Resin
We had a chat with a major manufacturer of 3D printer resin and discovered the stunning level of price markup made by many vendors.
Another 3D Print Services Price Aggregator For You
Confused about pricing your 3D print service request? There’s a service for that.