Re: [rp-ml] A very interesting article ...

From: Adrian Bowyer <A.Bowyer_at_bath.ac.uk>
Date: Sat Nov 14 2009 - 01:34:14 EET

WAY too expensive*... The latest RepRap can be built for $520
(http://objects.reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Version_II_"Mendel"), and next
year we hope to get it down to around $300 :-)

- Adrian

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*I should declare an interest here - I own shares in MakerBot, so I'm 
happily shooting myself in the financial foot...
Marshall Burns wrote:
> YES! A $750 fabber. Thatís what Iím talking about. And itís even been 
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> *From:* owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi [mailto:owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi] *On 
> Behalf Of *EdGrenda@aol.com
> *Sent:* Friday, November 13, 2009 07:35
> *To:* rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi
> *Subject:* [rp-ml] A very interesting article ...
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> Hi Everyone:
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> A very interesting article appeared yesterday on the front page of the 
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> Tinkering Makes Comeback Amid Crisis
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> By Justin Lahart
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> The gist is that a new wave of innovation is starting based on students' 
> intensifying interest in the more tangible aspects of design.  Hacker 
> spaces are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain and the RP progeny of 
> one them, MakerBot Industries, is shipping CupCakes, like, well - 
> cup-cakes.   According to the article they've shipped 350 kits so far. 
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> At $750 ea that's peanuts, but it's also more than 16% of Stratasys' 
> 2008 unit volume - and that's since April.
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> Try this link, but you may have to get in through Google News:
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> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125798004542744219.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_RIGHTTopCarousel
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> Ed Grenda
> Castle Island Co.
> EdGrenda@aol.com <mailto:EdGrenda@aol.com> (email)
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> The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
> http://home.att.net/~castleisland/
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Received on Sat Nov 14 01:25:46 2009

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