My question to you all is: Are any of you interested in using this kind of service? We're trying to figure out how big the market is and where we fit into it... Obviously we are doing other research, but I thought I'd hit up my favorite group of
All you would need to use the service send me an .stl file (Any 3D design program can save this file type)and pay the cost of the part which will be determined by the volume of the part you send. like I said, it will be cheaper than most other services, plus I'll do my best to hook you up!
Once we actually purchase the machine and when we get the whole service set up, I'll post more details in the BST forum most likely. Depends on the machine we get, but I've got my heart set on one (Objet Alaris 30) and the build size is about 12"x8"x6" with .0011" Z axis resolution (this is insanely good BTW).
So, how about it, any of you guys (or girls) interested?
Edit: Also, as far as custom parts designed for punkworks tests go, I will hopefully be able to offer the service at cost (ie, material costs only, same as our internal use - this is roughly $6.50/ cubic inch). I have to see how we decide to handle personal use by employees, but keep this in mind for future tests.