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Discussion in 'General Questions' started by robocad, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. robocad

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    Like many other 3D printing 'endeavors' making it profitable is hard.
     
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    In the meanwhile, you can printout the Sharpie colorizer thingy made by one of our distinguished members :)

    I stick with paint, though...:)


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    Really it was a poorly formulated idea that would never turn into something useful
     
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    It looked really cool from the video, why wouldnt people pay for that.
     
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    Saw this similar one that was crowd funded and is shipping now. It prints with up to 4 colors. Waiting to see some user reviews...
    http://www.mosaicmanufacturing.com/

    CORRECTION: This is being sold as a pre-order for an estimated June 2016 ship date.
     
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    Helmut, that thing costs as much as another Robo. So unless you really need colors and not have the time or skills to paint it yourself, I am with Mike and do not see the marketability of the product. Maybe at a $299 price point?


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    Oh I agree with you and Mike. At $800 it is not for me either. It is an interesting tool for multi color printing with one extruder, if it works reliably. Rather spend the money on a 3D Scanner. Which I just did...a Matter and Form 3D Scanner. Also am part of their crowd funding campaign for a 3D scanner adapter for cell phones.
     
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    Nice, tell me about the cell phone campaign, I have the Autodesk freebie and have not really the patience to scan something ;)


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    $80? That's more like it. Hopefully it is legit as they made their goals.


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    I think so. Matter and Form seems like a good company. They have been giving updates on the Bevel development on a regular basis with videos showing the progress. Their current desktop 3D laser Scanner get's pretty good reviews. I will post a review in these forums when I get it and try it out.
     
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    How much was the scanner you already got? And how do you like it? I think I saw one at Fry's when I bought my printer for $599?


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    Amazon has it for around $500 for a new one. Still a bit more than I want to pay. So I bought a "New" used one on eBay for $370.
    Will be here in a few days...I hope. ;-)
     
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    It is as good as any other consumer level scanner.
    Which is to say it works, but you need a lot of effort to make a scan printable.

    Simple objects work (but why scan a simple one?) more complex ones take many hours to work through :)
    I'd rather cad it up from scratch.

    Have not had a lot of use from it, but I keep waiting for that one, perfect usecase.
     
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    So, by this I gather the Thingiverse stuff that is basically a blob of mess is scanned stuff? ;)


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    Yes it is generally pretty easy to figure out which ones were scanned :)
    If they do real cleanup it can be harder.
     

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