Identify your Price Point



(can print using a Print Service if don't have access or budget to purchase a printer)

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EASY BAKE OVEN
 = $
0 -1000 
Is going to be more a single consumer model. 

 Not meant to last over time or do smaller form factor.
More Toy for Individual House Hold then for multiple print jobs.   






ENTRY LEVEL = $1000-4000    

Is more robust so will work at a school level.
 

Smaller Form Factor

Single Color Materials

Longer print times.

Print Size equal to Loaf of Bread


$1000   Cubify  Has been discontinued  * Filament is sold in Print Cartridge following the current Ink Printer Model where make money off Ink rather then Printer.   READ ARTICLE HERE ABOUT CUBIFY's DEMISE




Smaller Form Factor

Single Color Materials

Longer print times.

Print Size equal to Loaf of Bread


$3000   Maker Bot 
Replicator  
* Can use different filament suppliers

Cubify and Makerbot are the consumer entry model of the two biggest players in the 3D Printer Market. 







 

          PRO LEVEL = $4000-10000 
 Can create multi color projects with working gears in faster time frame.
More Tech Program Level (High School)






PROFESSIONAL LEVEL = $10000-$$$$$
Can create multi color projects with working gears in faster time frame using any materials. 
                   
                    Can print metal components like Titanium Rocket Housing
                    
                  Elon Musk - 3d Print/Iron Man Technology




  • Identify your Future Cost

    • Consumables - plastic spools (cost money to print) 
    • Maintenance - need to replace parts (print heads)




  • Identify your form factors

    • Subtractive - removes material
    • Additive - adds material


  • Identify your Thermoplastics  (ABS or PLA)
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      PLA -
    • Plant Based, Rigid, Colors

ABS - Petroleum, Flexible, Heated Build Plate