Re: [rp-ml] Slow growth

From: Todd Pederzani <>
Date: Tue Apr 22 2008 - 14:05:41 EEST

ahmad ayyaz wrote:
> Despite of all the fantastic features and benefits of Rapid
> Prototyping , the idea could not get acceleration especialy at small
> to medium enterprises level largely in developing countries? What you
> people think the root cause of this? and what you will suggest to do
> in this regard?
I'm no expert, but two factors I'd consider are price and locality.
None of the RP machines are particularly affordable (IMO), and service
may not be available (or at high cost) in their area (or on a reasonable
time frame.)

Do you have quantitative measurements of the lack of adoption of RP in
the countries? You may get a lot of answers, but I'm not sure how
provable any of them may be (mine definitely included).

Todd Pederzani
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