It used to be that we spent many words discussing the expenses of 3D printing and what an obstacle that has been to many aspiring makers, businesses, and entrepreneurs. Whether we are discussing 3D printers, 3D scanners, or materials—lately we are able to do a lot of reporting on the many ways to either save or get around the initial costs that can be a problematic to get started.
While the individual hobbyist may find challenges in parlaying cash to bring their creativity to fruition, finding tens of thousands of dollars in the budget for 3D printing equipment can also be extremely challenging or just impossible for small businesses.
A select few manufacturers like Illinois based, 3DP Unlimited, aware that putting out a lot of cash for a 3D printer at the onset is often more conducive to stress than innovation, have begun offering leasing programs for businesses to offset any financial strain.
I wonder if they’d give a discount to libraries…
Read the full story @ 3Dprint.com