3D Printing: Why Materials Costs are So Important

Most people think about the printer hardware cost when buying a new 3D printer. What most people do not realize is that over a 5 year period materials costs will represent a large proportion of the total running costs of a 3D printer.

Total Cost Breakdown
Printer  vs Material Costs
 Dimension 1200® Printer

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Dimension 1200/768/Elite/Prodigy®

Materials will account for 65% - 90% of your total running cost of your 3D printer.

Fotus 400/360mc®

Materials will account for approximately 50% of the total running cost of your 3D printer.

Fortus 900mc®

Materials will account for approximately 35% of the total running cost of your 3D printer.

Argyle Materials supplies generic model & support materials at discount over OEM material.

Running Argyle Materials and saving 25%-38% on your materials cost adds up to very substantial savings over time.