Are the “price wars” for desktop 3D printers about to begin? It may be too early to tell, but Objet Geometries Ltd is the latest developer of 3D printers to announce a low price on one of its 3D desktop printers. A spokesperson at Objet announced that the Alaris30™ desktop 3D printer has a new price of $24,900. This recommended retail price excludes options, shipping, local taxes and duties. According to Objet, the price, effective as of September 7, 2010, makes the Alaris30 the only sub-$25,000 3D printer capable of printing high-definition, high-quality prototypes at an affordable price.
The Alaris30 uses the same PolyJet 3D-printing technology used in Objet’s professional and office systems. It is an office-friendly desktop system that prints true-to-life parts.
According to Gilad Gans, executive vice president, Objet Geometries, starting at a price of $24,900, the Objet Alaris30 will allow more businesses to cost justify in-house 3D printing and meet design and budgetary requirements.
Said Rich Werneth, president, Computer Aided Technology, Inc., one of Objet’s worldwide resellers, “The capabilities of the Objet Alaris30 are not matched by any other technology available in the sub-$25,000 market. Its precision is demonstrated by the fine details of the printed parts; the finishing of the products matches the textures intended by the designers; and the smooth model surfaces ensure best fit testing.”
“The Objet Alaris30 is a smart business choice for companies that require true-to-life models. The lower price point provides price-sensitive buyers with an excellent option to benefit from the productivity gains offered by in-house printing with the highest quality prototypes,” concluded Gans.
Objet Geometries Ltd.