Q. What does 3D printing cost?
Cost of 3D printing depends on the size of the print and the machine that you use. Pendergrass Library has two printers: the LulzBot Taz and the uPrint.
The LulzBot TAZ is a consumer / hobbyist grade machine that utilizes nGen type plastic. This machine is good for when you have simple designs or if you are prototyping a machine. The LulzBot TAZ is $0.10 per gram of material used.
The uPrint SE Plus is a professional grade 3D printer that utilizes ABS plastic to produce durable, functional, precisely detailed models and parts. Models created on the uPrint SE Plus are calculated by the cubic inch of material used (both support and model material) as well as consumables. The average cost is about $3.50 per cubic inch.