3D Printer Benchmark

New report measures speed, cost and quality of 3D printers.

3D printer benchmark coverThis extensive report compares the performance of six 3D printers for four different parts. No other benchmark study can make this claim. 60 pages, 29 charts, 11 tables and 75 images are included in this exhaustive study.

This detailed comparison of six rapid prototyping systems is available for download in two versions: North America or Europe.

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Looking for the right 3D printer for your operation? Need to understand how one system measures up to another? The 3D printer benchmark is the perfect tool to get you up to speed quickly. Don't make any decisions based on vendor claims. Base your buying decisions on actual time, cost and quality measures.

Seven Systems Tested

The benchmark reviews the following systems:

  • Alaris30 (Objet Geometries)
  • Designjet 3D (HP)
  • ProJet SD 3000 (3D Systems)
  • Sd300 Pro (Solido)
  • V-Flash (3D Systems)
  • uPrint (Stratasys)
  • ZPrinter 310 Plus (Z Corporation)

The North American version of the report excludes HP's Designjet 3D. The European version, which uses actual list prices when purchasing 3D printers in Europe, substitutes the Designjet 3D for the uPrint.

Performance measures are reported in the following areas:

  • Expense
    • Acquisition cost
    • Annual cost
    • Hourly rate
    • Prototype cost
    • Effective material cost
  • Time
    • Machine time
    • Total process time
  • Quality
    • Dimensional accuracy
    • Surface finish
    • Durability/functionality

New! Interactive Ranking Indexes

For the first time ever, the benchmark report presents two comparative indexes that show weighted rankings of the 3D printers for form/fit prototyping applications and for office compatibility.

To see how the systems rank with your personal criteria, an interactive worksheet is available for download. This companion document can be accessed here.

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Contact information:
printer friendly version Todd Grimm
T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.
3028 Beth Court, Edgewood, Kentucky 41017
Phone: (859) 331-5340      Fax: (859) 514-9721
tgrimm@tagrimm.com      www.tagrimm.com


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Test part: Housing

accuracy color maps

Accuracy color maps

tolerance deviation chart

Part tolerances chart

side wall image

Surface quality images

tolerance normal distribution chart

Normal distribution charts


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