New 3D printer idea, created by a college student, reduces the price of a 3D Printer from about $2,000 to about $600. He also claims it is more accurate and faster. It seems that new, 3D printing ideas are popping up more frequently than ever. Are there more entrepreneurs out there or are there simply more investment opportunities available today. Either way, it's great for the economy.
Cheap 3D printing A college student in the US has developed a simple, affordable 3D printer which costs only a third of the price of a conventional 3D printer. Shai Schechter, from Purchase College, State University of New York, developed the low-cost device called Deltaprintr. " We have a laser- and powder-based 3D printer at school, but it costs about USD 500 for a bucket of powder and that only lasts for about one or two prints ," Schechter said. " It's never used because it is so expensive and classes weren't offered that much in the curriculum, "
While a new MakerBot 3D printer costs $2,000, the Deltraprintr is significantly less: $475 unassembled or $685 assembled for the large size (2 feet high). It is also available in extra large (2.5 feet), which has a doubled printing capacity, two more inches in diameter and six more inches in height, for a price of $705, Mashable reported.
He approached his sculpture professor about building a new 3D printer that uses plastic instead, and sought the help of three good friends. Schecter and his business partners launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their low-cost design to the masses.