The Phoenix is a the perfect 3D printer for hobbyists, students, families, or anyone else just wanting to get started in 3D printing. Starting at just $374 for a do-it-yourself kit, and only $399 for an assembled unit, it's a low-cost way to get started in 3D printing.
The Phoenix is feature-packed, with one of the lowest cost per cubic inch print area in the industry, as well as software features that no other printer can provide.
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How is your printer So Cheap?
This was the most common question we were asked at the New York MakerFaire in 2013. Our response was, and still is, "Why are other 3D printers so expensive?" The rapid growth in the 3D printer market has dramatically reduced the overall cost of materials associated with building 3D printers, so why aren't the more established vendors adapting to the new pricing? Is it profit over customer? We cannot answer that question. Our goal is to bring 3D printing into the home, and leveraging the ever reducing costs is the major factor in being able to do just that.
Let's think about the anatomy of a 3D printer. There is an electronics board, hardware (motors, nozzles, etc.), and the "frame" or body of the printer.
There are varying levels of quality of electronics boards, and every design comes with its own cost. No matter which electronics board you choose, though, you need one for every printer, and only one - regardless of build volume.
There are also a fixed number of motors on a printer. There are also generally only one or two nozzles. Again, these are all inexpensive components.
Finally, we come to the body or frame. This is the only variable cost of the printer. The larger the printer, the more cost you have associated with the body.
Some companies may be trying to recoup research and development costs - that's fine. But many expensive printers stood on the shoulders of the open source RepRap community, meaning they had virtually no R&D expenses to recover. So again we ask: why are other printers so expensive? We don't know, but we don't think they should be.
The Phoenix starts at $374 for a kit, and costs $399 for an assembled unit.
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