Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video 3D printing options, part of Up and Running with 3D Printing.
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…So, should you buy a 3D printer? Maybe, but it's not your only option.…We've already talked a little bit about service bureaus, which are companies that…will print your file for you, and send you a copy within several weeks.…These services make a wide range of…3D printing technologies and materials available to individuals.…Without any upfront investment in hardware.…Most 3D prints are priced by the volume of the print material.…You upload your file, choose the material, and see the price.…
Some 3D printing companies also allow you to sell additional copies through…their online marketplaces, and earn a royalty for each print that is sold.…Your other option is to buy a 3D printer of your own.…The most inexpensive are called desktop 3D printers.…These low-cost printers range from do it yourself kits…that you can purchase for just a couple hundred…dollars and assemble yourself, all the way up to…full assembled pro-sumer machines that cost a couple thousand dollars.…
These machines fit right in on your desk, or…
- What is 3D printing?
- What can you make with a 3D printer?
- Understanding the different 3D printing technologies
- Designing with 3D modeling and scanning
- Creating watertight 3D designs
- Repairing a 3D file
- Exporting your file