RE: [rp-ml] Cost of RP Model is too High for Home Applications

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Date: Mon Jan 23 2006 - 15:21:52 EET

What was your selling price for the parts that you made in small and larqe quantitities? By price, I mean price per cubic inch.
Two examples might be ten and twenty cubic inches in size,


 --- On Mon 01/23, Deon De Beer < > wrote:
From: Deon De Beer [mailto:]
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 12:09:14 +0200
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Cost of RP Model is too High for Home Applications

Jack<br><br>I am hesitant to answer before I have more information on the intended field of application, as we have had a lot of success in applying RP&M in what I would define as the "Home Market" from my perspective. This may well differ from what you have in mind.<br><br>Secondly, if one adopts a Rapid Manufacturing approach in the use of RP machines, costs come down considerably. We have dealt with a specific case, where the unit costs came down to approximately 10% (actually less than) the costs involved for 1 item. This obviously depends on size, orientation, etc.<br><br>Regards<br><br>Deon de Beer<br><br>Hoofdirekteur: Tegnologiebestuur<br>Sentrale Universiteit vir Tegnologie, Vrystaat<br>Chief Director: Technology Management<br>Central University of Technology, Free State<br> <br>PBag X 20539,<br>Bloemfontein<br>9300<br>Suid Afrika / South Africa<br> <br>Tel +27 51 507 3505<br>Fax +27 51 448 9379<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From: <>
[] <br>Sent: 22 January 2006 04:59 PM<br>To:<br>Subject: [rp-ml] Cost of RP Model is too High for Home Applications<br><br><br><br>In obtaining several quotes to support a home project, we found that the cost of RP models appears to be very high. The low end of the range was $10 per cubic inch to a high of $50 or more per cubic inch. These high prices made us rethink the idea of using an RP process for our application.<br><br>It would appear that the the RP market will never really expand into the home market place until these costs come down substatially. Have others experienced these same types of costs, or is there a process that is more affordable?<br><br>Jack<br><br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br><br><br><br><br>-----------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>This e-mail is subjected to the disclaimer that can be viewed at:<br><br>*<br><br>-----------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>

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