I have heard good things about this one $14,900* USD:
In Reply to Jay KM:
Sorry for posting a non-Pro/E CAD related question - kindly bear with
I wanted to the typical desktop 3D printers/small sized 3D printers that
you use and their approximate costs.
We currently get 3D parts done from outside shops & wanted to know the
costs of one having in house. Our prototypes (2-5 models/month,
typically will fit in 10"X10"X10" envelope) are used for form/fit type
studies and would be subjected to water/liquid based testing such as
flow rates, dispense rates etc. Hence they need to leak-proof. Also, the
prototypes need to a smooth finish (SLA or Objet type & not FDM) so that
O-ring fitments can also be validated.
Thank you for your responses in advance - I will post a summary.
I worked with Objet printing machines, that have a different approach from the others once they really print models like a regular printer but moving the "Z" axis downs in each step of printing.
The overall precision is impressive relative to the cost, and, I can't affirm but theyr material (resin)is impermeable I guess, nice functional resistance too.
But I can't tell you about pricing once here in Brazil we have insane taxes for imported devices, I just think you should check it out before buy something:
One thing I advise you, take in account the maintenance costs, there is some machines that you MUST change the entire printing head like once a year, objet maintenance is nice couse of the interchangeable heads (the head is subdivided) and you need to change it only when it is obstructed (it takes long time), depending of the price of the resin cartridges on your country it can be lucrative.
Guilherme Rocha - Tech Support Consultant
PLM Solutions do Brasil
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