3D Printer Investments
In the world of 3D Printers, your investment in your 3D Printer can range from the hundreds of dollars to the hundred-thousands. The main differences between the less expensive Printers and the more expensive, we put Printers $1000USD and up in this category, is the size of the object it can Print, how fast the 3D Printer can Print, and with how many different materials, such as metals, plastic, glass, and so on. For most personal users 3D Printers that Print with materials such as PLA and ABS plastics are good enough. For users that would like to start a business being able to fabricate and Print objects from plastic but in a relatively large size and various color options, the more expensive 3D Printers such as Cubify CubeX Trio 3D Printer that can Print in up to18 different colors of ABS or PLA plastic with objects being up to the size of a basketball. The CubeX Trio carries a healthy price tag of about $4000USD but does come fully assembled and comes with a free invention help software to get you started designing your own products to make and sell to maximize your 3D Printer investment.
You also have the 3D Printers that are in an even higher class that can mold with sand, and many metals such as tungsten and titanium; so much a higher class that there usually isn’t even a price listed for these Printers, you normally have to inquire about these 3D Printers by requesting a quote from the manufacturer such as the Printers made by ExOne. If you plan on starting a very large 3D Printing, or Digital Part Materialization (DPM), as it is sometimes called in a commercial setting, then it would be a good idea to look into ExOne’s Printers and those others in the same class. Expensive 3D Printers are worth the investment depending on what your goals are with 3D Printing.
For use at home we would recommend much less costly Printers such as the ones found here. For a small business you own, such as a Sole Proprietorship, we would recommend moderately costly Printers such as the Cubify CubeX Trio 3D Printer. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be in business for yourself with the less costly 3D Printers; the 3D Printers that are normally over $1000 allow you to Print larger objects and usually using multiple colors in that same objects. One remarkeable exception to the rule is the Rigidbot which is a 3D Printer that can use 4 different types of plastic print filaments and Print multiple colors in the same object. The Rigidbot can be had for under $500 USD! Here you will find a good article from dailyfinance.com about expensive 3D Printers and some of the investment opportunity’s behind them.
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