> ...Because if more accurate systems are going to become mainstream, thenIt seems like SLA will always be relatively small machines. Or the tub-type
> machines will become the matrix printer of 3D. Right now people are still
> 3D printing, even if the resulting prints are rough and inaccurate. But
> change quickly.
will be anyway - if somebody came up with a way to do SLA without having to
have a pool of goo, it would be easier to go bigger. Powder printers, also
known for high-detail, are a bit of a turn off for me because they have a
much bigger footprint and seem like they'd be prone to making a mess of the
place - more of a shop machine than a home machine.
So... I'm not worried about FDM going away any time soon. SLA will probably
What I'd like to see from UM is some different sized machines. I thought
I also think they should offer a metal version. This is one of the
On Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:37:22 AM UTC-4, Gijs wrote:
> The biggest step I see now is the fact that MB has opened a store where
> the average consumer is able to see and buy a working 3D printer. I'm not
> saying this is the first time that a 3D printer is available in a consumer
> store (I believe the first was a BfB at Bijenkorf in the Netherlands sold
> by Freedom Of Creation) but this is a clear sign that UM should take a
> closer look at.
> Because isn't this what the original Reprap project is about? to put
> UM is certainly not ready for that and I wonder if they will ever be.
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