Finding the cost of a 3D printer is not an easy task, and there are some factors to consider when doing so. Most people think that it’s a hobby for techies, but most people would not even have the access to a 3D printer, much less the patience to learn how to use one. Yet it’s a very useful tool to have in your arsenal, and it will be especially useful if you’re doing your own design work or creating prototypes.
You will need to consider three factors when looking for the price of a printer.
1.You have to consider what equipment you need
2.What materials you need
3.The cost of shipping and returns.
If you don’t have the right equipment you’ll be stuck with inferior, or at best unproven product. Just like you wouldn’t pay full price for something from Amazon if you’ve never heard of it, it doesn’t make sense to pay full price for something you don’t understand. Most 3D Printers don’t come cheap either.
Having said that, you don’t have to buy everything you need at once. It’s much more sensible to take things step by step and work on them until you get the hang of it.
You’ll need to invest in supplies, so this means getting a large number of items at once. It’s easy to get all of your equipment together, but that can mean some sacrifices in convenience. Most importantly, you won’t be able to get everything you need from the same vendor, unless you’re willing to pay quite a bit extra. For instance, some printers have limited cartridges, so you may need to buy an extra or two, depending on your particular 3D Printer.
After you have everything, you’ll need to find the vendor who will sell you the product. There are many products out there, some of which are based on low-cost machines that can only do the basic functions. You can find more sophisticated devices, but the number of sales for those products will be limited. This isn’t true for everything, and you should definitely check with suppliers before making a purchase.
Once you have everything and are ready to begin using your 3D Printer, it’s a good idea to spend a little quality time with the printer. Use it at home and ensure that you have enough printer space.