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Old 06-06-2019, 05:48 PM   #21
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Shapeways raised their prices quite a bit lately. Especially for colored plastic. Never paid attention to metals but I imagine that was bumped just as much or more than the colored plastic options.
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You'd think that with the increased popularity and use of 3-d printing the opposite would be happening...

Prices should be dropping.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:50 PM   #23
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So it costs more than the builders kit..
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:38 AM   #24
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So it costs more than the builders kit..


No it doesn’t........ Gone thanks to shapeways !


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Old 06-07-2019, 10:46 AM   #25
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It’s a shapeways thing. James seems to be a good guy, brings out quality unlike that other company with an E.
I’m over it, I’m sure he is. But Damn what a great week!!
The original price was fair for a nicely designed metal bumper, but Shapeways lost their mind on prices these days, so many peeps with great 3d printers at home, just gotta set resolution high and be patient, unlike a few other 3d printing vendors.

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Because he probably doesn't have six figures lying around.
Yep, the big machines aren't cheap and there's hazmat involved with fumes from printing and proper material handling.

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You'd think that with the increased popularity and use of 3-d printing the opposite would be happening...

Prices should be dropping.
Correct!
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:07 AM   #26
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James took their metal items off their page - he's active on FB, posts updates there.

Watch for an updated product listing.
I ordered the 'dodge grill' earlier this week - Knight Customs from Shapeways, no issues. $32 shipped.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:52 PM   #27
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As some have posted above, We have no control over Shapeways pricing. The bumper was originally posted for sale at $85 USD. Shapeways then decided to adjust their metal and large plastic print prices. The same bumper was then increased to $207.

I am fully aware how expensive our parts are, but this was just ridiculous, so we had no choice but to remove all the parts effected by this price increase. This included all our metal bumpers and many of our larger plastic Nylon printed parts.

If we wanted to do the printing ourselves, we would need to invest about $500,000 to match our current capacity that we do through Shapeways and part quality of just our plastic Nylon SLS prints, another $500,000 or more to add Metal printing to the line.

Anyone want to invest in a small business please drop me a line

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Old 06-08-2019, 01:24 PM   #28
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As some have posted above, We have no control over Shapeways pricing. The bumper was originally posted for sale at $85 USD. Shapeways then decided to adjust their metal and large plastic print prices. The same bumper was then increased to $207.

I am fully aware how expensive our parts are, but this was just ridiculous, so we had no choice but to remove all the parts effected by this price increase. This included all our metal bumpers and many of our larger plastic Nylon printed parts.

If we wanted to do the printing ourselves, we would need to invest about $500,000 to match our current capacity that we do through Shapeways and part quality of just our plastic Nylon SLS prints, another $500,000 or more to add Metal printing to the line.

Anyone want to invest in a small business please drop me a line

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Old 06-08-2019, 08:38 PM   #29
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As some have posted above, We have no control over Shapeways pricing. The bumper was originally posted for sale at $85 USD. Shapeways then decided to adjust their metal and large plastic print prices. The same bumper was then increased to $207.

I am fully aware how expensive our parts are, but this was just ridiculous, so we had no choice but to remove all the parts effected by this price increase. This included all our metal bumpers and many of our larger plastic Nylon printed parts.

If we wanted to do the printing ourselves, we would need to invest about $500,000 to match our current capacity that we do through Shapeways and part quality of just our plastic Nylon SLS prints, another $500,000 or more to add Metal printing to the line.

Anyone want to invest in a small business please drop me a line

James.


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Awesome response to the “issue”. This thread should be chucked.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:34 PM   #30
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Awesome response to the “issue”. This thread should be chucked.


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Old 06-08-2019, 10:34 PM   #31
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Proof that James is one of the good ones.
Well done sir!
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:19 AM   #32
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you want to play, you're gonna pay.


That bedroom matress set that cost $3000 most likely cost less than $300 to make.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:24 AM   #33
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As some have posted above, We have no control over Shapeways pricing. The bumper was originally posted for sale at $85 USD. Shapeways then decided to adjust their metal and large plastic print prices. The same bumper was then increased to $207.

I am fully aware how expensive our parts are, but this was just ridiculous, so we had no choice but to remove all the parts effected by this price increase. This included all our metal bumpers and many of our larger plastic Nylon printed parts.

If we wanted to do the printing ourselves, we would need to invest about $500,000 to match our current capacity that we do through Shapeways and part quality of just our plastic Nylon SLS prints, another $500,000 or more to add Metal printing to the line.

Anyone want to invest in a small business please drop me a line

James.


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Any reason why you haven't started looking at molding some of your popular plastic parts or getting some of your popular metal parts cast or machined?
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:32 AM   #34
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As some have posted above, We have no control over Shapeways pricing. The bumper was originally posted for sale at $85 USD. Shapeways then decided to adjust their metal and large plastic print prices. The same bumper was then increased to $207.

I am fully aware how expensive our parts are, but this was just ridiculous, so we had no choice but to remove all the parts effected by this price increase. This included all our metal bumpers and many of our larger plastic Nylon printed parts.

If we wanted to do the printing ourselves, we would need to invest about $500,000 to match our current capacity that we do through Shapeways and part quality of just our plastic Nylon SLS prints, another $500,000 or more to add Metal printing to the line.

Anyone want to invest in a small business please drop me a line

James.


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Your between a rock and a hard place. If shapeways keeps this trend up, nobody will be able to afford your parts, and you'll be replaced by other companies with their own printers or free files/home printing.



Why haven't you posted more things on the my mini factory page?
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:18 PM   #35
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Your between a rock and a hard place. If shapeways keeps this trend up, nobody will be able to afford your parts, and you'll be replaced by other companies with their own printers or free files/home printing.



Why haven't you posted more things on the my mini factory page?


Yes I agree. As the at home printers continue to get better and cheaper, we see more people adopting them. We continue to add more files to MyMiniFactory on a regular basis.


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Old 06-27-2019, 09:50 AM   #36
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So is there any chance of getting this bumper in metal still? I REALLY like the design and my truck will be here tomorrow!
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