Sorry I'm late today. I just spent a 45 minutes on the phone with a sales representative from 3D Formlabs. I know huh? Three years after purchasing a less than serviceable 3D printer, I'm trying to return to the realm of 3D printing. Why? After some research, I'm finding that during this crisis 3D printing is "exploding".
As a result of the COVID19 crisis, demand for reliable medical supplies skyrockets past our abilities to provide. How would you feel if somebody you cared about was placed at extreme risk because they could not access personal protective equipment? (PPE) 3D printing, a 21st century technology, steps forward to fill the need.
Is it expensive? Yes. A starter setup containing a printer, a form curing station, and washing station costs approximately $3800. 😲🥺 So what do I do now? Besides the money, to continue with the whole operation is an enormous commitment. The plastic, which in this machine is actually a resin, costs $150 a liter. That's like paying $600 for a gallon of gas. 😳
I would gladly jump at the chance to help in the fight of COVID19 if I had that cash handy AND if I had the assistance of the amazing people of 514.
Let me think about it. In the meantime, 3D Formlabs will send a few samples in the mail, which I will examine and post pics on here and on Instagram. Insta. The Gram. You know what I'm talking about. 😁
Chat with you soon.