Ok, this is kind of cool...

Discussion in 'Technical' started by DarkLight, Apr 1, 2014.


  1. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    and while it isn't the specific reason that I want a 3D printer, it doesn't hurt.



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  2. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    I wonder what the cost of printing it where, compared with the cost of buying one. If they are like printer cartridges, he spent 20k for that
     
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  3. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Based on the website, it cost about $500.

    Based on a quick search, you can get 1kg of ABS filament for as little as $15. The site says 26.48kg used so ABS would be the biggest cost and still be under $400. I'm sure if you buy "a lot" you can get it for cheaper. Yes, the cost of the 3D printer is in there somewhere but it's a capital expenditure and not an operational one. Assuming you can use it again (and you darned well better be able to), the cost of the printer for this project is minimal.
     
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  4. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Ok. I stand corrected. lol
     
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  5. swampbilly

    swampbilly Gone Galt

    Hey DL invest in the printer and I might could buy some thangs from ya.......
     
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