We at 2BOT know that owning a 3D printer is very expensive in both upfront cost and ongoing materials. In fact, many 3D printers use more material on an annual basis for models than the cost of the 3D printer itself. The beauty of ModelMaker and subtraction technology is that the materials are no longer cost consideration as a user. The ModelMaker is the clear alternative to 3D printers.
Take the example of a model of a building. For easy numbers, let’s say the model of the building is 2” wide by 4” deep and 10” tall. Citing values from other 3D printers, their price per cubic inch is around $6.00/in3. For ModelMaker and our approved materials, the price is $0.05/in3. Doing the math, our building model will cost $4.00. The 3D printer version of the building will cost $480.00.