3D Printer Benchmark Profiles Seven Systems

Edgewood, Ky., July 19, 2010—T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. today announced the release of a comprehensive benchmark study of seven 3D printers. The benchmark is available in both North American and European editions, and each 60-page report includes more than 100 images, charts and tables.

The benchmark measures the performance of Alaris30, Designjet 3D, ProJet SD 3000, SD300 Pro, uPrint, V-Flash and ZPrinter 310 Plus in terms of time, cost and quality. According to Todd Grimm, president, “Our goal is to put real-world data in the hands of those interested in evaluating 3D printers so that they can make informed decisions.” He continued, “In the report, we show which system has an effective material cost of $3.57/cubic inch and which has a cost of $25.05/cubic inch. The investigation also reveals discrepancies in time as large as 17 hours for a single prototype. These are details that are important to prospective users.”

To present all aspects of dimensional accuracy, 3D scanning technologies were used to measure the 3D printed parts. High-resolution white light scanners captured up to two and a half million points on each prototype. These dense data sets were then translated into color maps and statistical charts to visually describe part quality.

The report, which can be downloaded for free, is available at www.tagrimm.com/benchmark-2010/.

About T. A. Grimm & Associates
Founded by Todd Grimm, a 20-year veteran of the rapid prototyping industry, T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. offers consulting and communication services in the areas of additive manufacturing and 3D scanning. For more information, visit the T. A. Grimm & Associates Web site at http://www.tagrimm.com.


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