Questions tagged [cost]

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Running costs of 3D printing

In the year that I have had my Flashforge Adventurer 3 I have just had a second extruder head break. The replacement cost (in AUD) is 135.00. But, I'll also need a new nozzle and a replacement ...
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Creality Ender 3 printer power consumption?

Anyone have any idea how much power it takes to run a Creality Ender 3 3D printer every day for several hours at a time? Like what does it eat up per hour? A rough estimate of power use per hour would ...
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What makes 3D printing noncompetitive for medium production runs?

I've been 3D printing as a hobby for a couple of years now, and have always heard how 3D printing is great for prototyping, but once you get beyond 10 or 20 pieces it's just not cost competitive with ...
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What are the costs per meter of filament for PLA, ABS and PET?

My Craftbot Plus Craftware slicer estimates cost per job based on filament prices I add as parameters. What costs per meter would you use? I created spreadsheets to calculate this for 1.75mm ...
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Trend in Filament Costs?

Some have suggested that filament costs are asymptotically approaching a baseline cost - others that costs are linearly decreasing. Does anyone know where to find the trending costs on a single class ...
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How do I calculate the cost of a 3D print once it's done?

How do I determine how much an individual print costs? I'd like an answer including support material, failed prints, and (ideally) wear and tear / printer maintenance costs. To clarify, I'm not ...
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How to 3D print a bike? [closed]

I've seen article about World's First 3D Printed Bike. What kind of printer is required to do that, briefly how long it takes and how much does it cost? Is this even achievable at home? Doesn't need ...