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8-25-2009 @ 10:37PM
I fully understand the price rise. They aren't an ordinary manufacturer churning out stuff off a conveyor belt. They are using rapid prototyping machines and so do not scale with increased production as well as a standard conveyor belt style system. The set up is inherently immune to the standard specialisation and tuning you can do. One machine makes the figure, it gets cleaned off and put in the jars, then boxed. You can't make sub-components or have different machines do different parts of the actual figure production so you are limited by that single machine.What I really hope is that businesses like this end up pushing 3D printing tech to the point where it gets much cheaper and eventually cheap enough for desktop use.
8-26-2009 @ 7:32AM
Spore and Rock Band 2 are doing the same thing for less. There must be something else going on with WoW, because Z-Corp printers can otherwise churn out anything you throw at them as long as you can model it in 3D.
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