How common is it currently to have a 3D printer at home? I have seen this one http://formlabs.com/pages/our-printer. They say it will be released next year April for about $3500.
How common is it currently to have a 3D printer at home?
Kinda to add onto what cr0sh is saying, when I built my scrap CNC mill a few years back and I know I certainly underestimated the effort required. You spend so much time with CAD and setting the machine up that it's hard to get things done. First time never comes out right. Unless you're making a lot of parts "production" style it's always easier to make the part manually.
There are a variety of very different types of 3D printing technologies, but they all share one core thing in common: they create a three dimensional object creating it layer by successive layer, until the entire object is complete. There are many 3D printing suppliers are available. 3Dstuffmaker http://www.3dstuffmaker.com/ is one of the best 3D printer vendors. they are selling 3D printers at very affordable price.Best RegardsDavid Paulhttp://www.3dstuffmaker.com
the software is difficult to work with, and it isn't simple "plug-n-play". I doubt it ever will be.
Quotethe software is difficult to work with, and it isn't simple "plug-n-play". I doubt it ever will be.As a thought experiment, consider the EAGLE PCB CAD program, which a lot of people try, with a relatively small percentage reaching any level of proficiency. Multiply the complexity by a third dimension. (You can delete the need for electronics knowledge, but add some need for mechanical integrity...)