Neoseeker : News : HP now selling Designjet 3D printer
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Shadow of Death Apr 20, 10
Yes, the price of the refills is something to consider, just how much is it (based on how much you have to use up before refill)?

Complexity of the models is also something I'm curious about.
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kspiess Apr 20, 10
The cartirdiges are about $850 bucks -- each. If you have the color printer, there are 8 different colors, so to refill all of them at once, would cost $6800 (!) , if you bought them individually (doesn't seem to be a group pack at this time).

I looked for an image of the models but did not have much luck.
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Wolfwood Apr 20, 10
Sweet, now my plan to produce saucy accessories for Konami's overpriced Busou Shinki figures is coming closer to fruition *look at price*... nevermind.
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ThrombosisJones Apr 20, 10
$14k? Ouch! The FigurePrints folks got their machines for closer to $50k, but that was years ago and for professional quality machines.

3D is the next big thing, but I'd hold off until these things drop closer to $5k. Oh, and for something to be done about the cost of the printing material!

The powder/plastic system seems to be the one that folks are settling on, although I've seen ones that use a goop and two lasers - wherever the lasers cross produces a frequency that hardens the goop. So you run the lasers through a printing cycle, then pull your thing out of the goop.
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Gligar Apr 20, 10
Thats actually clever. Top companies will definetely get their hands on these.
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blazeboy11 Apr 20, 10
But wouldn't it only be able to print a solid model?

So, for more complicated designs, you would have to print multiple pieces and manually assemble them. Might just be easier/cheaper to do it by hand in the first place.
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Darcshadow7 Apr 20, 10
Fun Stuff. I'd like to print a model of mine. I'd probably use shapeways instead though.
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