[islandlabs] HP is copying makerbot

George Haines oline73 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 21:26:37 EDT 2010


Hey John-
Have you thought about maybe documenting the process? Blogging about it?
I'd love to see the journey develop.

-George



On Apr 20, 2010, at 9:08 PM, john abella <john at abella.net> wrote:

> The cost for materials refills on all of the stratasys products are  
> unbelievably expensive.  Even if the box cost $1,000, nobody would  
> be able to afford the materials on a hobbyist level.
>
> (I know the cartridges on some of the larger models are on the order  
> of $250 for 3lbs of material -- vs $45 for 3lbs on a MakerBot)
>
> Clearly we're talking vast differences in print quality and ease of  
> use -- but it's a big difference in price.
>
> MakerBot #1136, Batch 13 arrived down at my folks today.  I'll start  
> building it this weekend.
>
>
> John A.
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Jonathan Dahan <jedahan at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> lol $15,000
>
> But seriously, this is what we want. 3D Printers, plug-and-print,  
> just cheaper.
>
> - Jonathan
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM, kupo <kupo at antenora.aculei.net>  
> wrote:
> pffff  poseurs
> http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-04/hp-prints-three-dimensions-release-designjet-3d
> -kupo
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