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Aug 02, 2012


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Isn't this just a 3D printed version of the "1% of China" argument loathed by VC's?

Ralph Grabowski

3D printer sales are so small that the ceo of a public company has to point financial analysts to the huge potential. Some of the analysts will be smart enough to know that the "millions of potential users" argument is bogus. This ceo makes this "millions of CAD users" statement twice during the conference call.


It is a ratio of 1 printer to 100 engineers designing with 3D
Each printer works 24/7 = 168h'. The engineer only 40h'
so the ratio it is a 1 to 23
50% of the design can't or don't need 3D print.
Down to 1 to 11.5
1 hour printing can be equal to 10 hour engineering
If my numbers make any sense, the 3D printing industry must shift quickly to the non professional market.

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