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far911
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Re: 3D Printers
far911   4/25/2013 2:27:59 AM
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While this prospect will definitely raise awareness and usage of 3D printers, it would be key to consider the material selection as that will largely influence the print costs. Vendors and retailers should standardize material costs and try to minimize their profits initially. 

Greg M. Jung
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Greg M. Jung   4/24/2013 9:30:59 PM
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Very interesting and innovative trend.  This will further raise awareness of 3D printing technology for the masses.

I also think material selection will start to differentiate these budding entrepreneurs since each type of 3D printing technology has distinct material characteristics (and certain users may only be able to use certain types of 3D printer models for their particular application).

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3D Printers
apresher   4/24/2013 5:22:30 PM
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These kind of services will definitely help 3D printing ramp up volume and enable users to do all kinds of interesting projects.  Good post.

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Re: Affordable 3D printing
NadineJ   4/24/2013 10:59:16 AM
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It's great to see entrepreneurs stepping in to create a viable 3D printing business.  Like I always say, if you can't get it to the masses, directly or indirectly, the process can't survive.

I was just talking to my motorcycle mechanic about 3D printing.  Vintage Japanese bikes are up-trending in Northern California and parts are very hard to find.  I waited three weeks for a rubber piece to come from a dealer in Holland.  Being able to print it out would have been awesome.

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Affordable 3D printing
Rob Spiegel   4/24/2013 9:22:18 AM
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This is a terrific solution Cabe. While small companies would have a hard time paying for a 3D printer, they also would only need the function occasionally. Paying only for what you need may make 3D printing affordable for even the garage inventor.

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