Post by cowboyleland on Jan 19, 2016 4:58:00 GMT -9
Definitely not for hobbyists at that price and the products aren't durable enough to use as working parts. Unless it takes off as an art form of its own I think oldschooldm is right. It is technology, so the price could come down.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
A ream of paper for every model? How many knives does it take to make one of those models?
... and then there's the adhesive and it's applicator - we've never had problems with those. :-)
I predict a swift death for this approach.
Actually, compared to the cost of true high-end rapid prototyping technology this one gives excellent results at a fairly reasonable price and it will result in a full-colour model that is not only dramatically sturdier than the current alternatives, but far more detailed. This probably won't catch on with the average home user, but I don't think it's meant to anyway. It will be used by firms in architecture, industrial design, engineering, mining and surveying and I imagine it will be hugely successful in those markets if nowhere else.
I like that it is using paper and not plastic. I agree with Kevin, it will be a great product for designers to visualize their ideas but not affordable for home users at that price (and size).
All the samples of 3D printers I have seen so far looked rough as you would always be able to see the slices. Not sure how thin paper would improve this.
But in general I think this is the future. I believe that soon even major toy brands like Hasbro etc. will start to think about selling 3D files for at least (upgrade) parts or even full products that will be printed at home.
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