Dimension 3D printers announced last week that they were reducing the prices of its Elite and 1200es 3D printers. This will be welcome news for computer-aided design users, as 3D printers can be rather expensive. The price reduction on some models can be as much as $10,000 and applies to the Elite, the SST 1200es (with Soluble Support Technology) and BST 1200es (with Breakaway Support Technology).
The price reduction of the brand’s more popular models is part of owner Stratasys, Inc’s long-term commitment to provide the market with excellent quality 3D printing technology at more affordable prices, according to Stratasys’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas Jon Cobb.
Stratasys also announced the discontinuation of the production of its Dimension 768 Series 3D printers. Owners of models in these series, though, need not worry as parts and materials will still be available.
The price reduction completes the restructuring of the price range for Dimension 3D printers, following the introduction of the uPrint Personal 3D printer last January, the cheapest product offering from the company. The goal was to be able to have a variety of prices and feature sets that meet the needs of the company’s design and engineering customers.
Dimension 3D printers by Stratasys offer computer-aided design (CAD) users a cheap and networked option for building functional three-dimensional models from the desktop. Dimension 3D printers build models layer by layer using ABS plastic.
Stratasys, Inc. is a company based in Minneapolis whose main business is the manufacture of additive fabrication machines for the prototyping and the manufacturing of plastic parts. The company has a patent for and owns the process that creates functional prototypes as well as manufactured goods from a 3D CAD program.
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