Skip to comments.Staples to sell 'affordable' $1,299 3D printer starting in June
Posted on 05/04/2013 10:43:08 AM PDT by LibWhacker
In June, Staples will become among the first major retailers to offer a 3D printer. It will also be among the first to offer an affodable one, with 3D Systems Cube 3D printer being sold for $1,299, the company announced on Friday.
Although $1,299 may seem expensive, there was a time when the cheapest dot matrix or impact printers cost more than that. The price will inevitably come down.
The Cube 3D Printer works with both Windows and Mac OS X. It comes with 25 templates with more available online.
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It will pay for itself with 30 round magazines printed up.
It is brilliant that it will be used on Apple Products. This items will make them an even bigger fortune. I can’t believe how reasonable these things are getting.
And soon. only the weakest of plastics will be legally available for use in it. Look for the raw materials to be legislated behind the scenes and pressure put on the manufacturers.
I figured they would practically give them away, and then nick you on the cartridges.
The other thing to consider is that for much less the tools can be bought to make mags from actual metal and it is not hard to do. The problem is that it’s more work than a mouse click.
Don’t get me wrong. I think this 3DP thing is great! but it’s not going to be as pain free as many think.
I am very interested in 3D printing though I have not yet done anything. I use Form-Z for my work ( when I have any) and can export STL or other appropriate files. If I can ever get my financial house in order I intend to go forward with modest efforts to make money off 3D printed models.
Indeed. But at what quality? When Fedgov mandates the sale of materials structurably suitable only for Christmas ornaments, why bother?
Finally going mainstream into retail stores, but this one is no bargain. Other 3-D printers have been sold for $600 and up. Shop carefully, some offer better features at lower prices than more expensive ones. Size of build object, smoothness of movement, minimizing jaggies on surface, heated platforms, etc. I'd wait another year or two for them to get better.
I paid more than that for my first B/W laser printer. An equivalent model goes for about $120 today.
I also need a good, easy to use MCAD product. I looked at some open source products, but haven't tried them yet.
That is impossible. As a compliment to these machines, many are making cheap filament extruders that can recycle household plastics. The only way to ban the raw materials is to ban plastics, which will never happen.
Could of sworn I saw hobby 3d printers for $500-600. bare bones....let me go look again...
The owner’s and CEO of this company are virulently against #D printing of firearms.
3D Systems, the company that makes Lerols machine, has also closely been monitoring the gun developments. Abe Reichental, the companys chief executive, said he is open to working with members of the industry and legislators to restrict certain shapes from being printed.
We dont want to prevent printing anything that is legal and proper, he said. But we want to be responsible. We want to do good. We want to be a force that helps shape the goodness of this technology and its use.
'You can't stop the signal, Mal.'
Its all a matter of perspective, 25 years ago these things were $250,000.
The entire concept of registration goes right out the window. I have what I have until I push a button to destroy it or to make more of 'em. What's it to you, Mr. Federal Agent?
Before going further I will admit only slightly more than basic knowledge here. But how many recyclable plastics in common use have the structural properties needed for durable (even short term durable) mags and other gun components? And how many people have access to the equipment needed to recycle said plastics into
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