Apr 5, 2014

Don't trust fancy studies without using your brain - the Sculpteo study example

Sculpteo (3d printing service company) made a study which shows that using a 3d printing service is more cost effective then buying your own 3d printer.

Many people pointed at some obvious mistakes and shortcomings of this study:
  1. Shipping cost is not included 
  2. It takes time to ship 3d printed object from Sculpteo which is not RAPID prototyping
  3. There are many cheaper DIY 3d printers then the ones included in the study
  4. I personally would add: WHERE IS THE FUN IN ORDERING SOMETHING FROM A COMPANY!?!?!? DO IT YOURSELF! it is rewording beyond money ... and you will learn new things ...
Original Sculpteo study:

Blog pointing at some errors: