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Magic_Smoke
(@jsymonds)
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Short kit suggestion

Apologies if this topic has been covered already (I did not find anything in a search), but I was wondering if it would be feasible to sell a "short kit" of non-printed parts only as an option for people who have access to another printer to make the remaining plastic bits. How much could this save on the kit cost? I think there would be a lot of appeal from users wanting to upgrade from lesser printers or building a second one. I know I would like the idea of being able to get a hardware kit that has undergone the usual Prusa quality control process on the structure, electronics, etc. vs. trying to find those parts elsewhere.

Posted : 01/07/2019 5:22 pm
vintagepc
(@vintagepc)
RE: Short kit suggestion

I doubt it'd make more than a few dollars difference so likely not worth the headache of a separate variant to stock/support; consider your own costs for a given printed part is typically on the order of tens of cents; now consider a firm like PR that buys their filament in bulk from filament-PM (and now even makes their own) that cost goes down even more. 

Shipping weight savings would also be practically nil.

Posted : 01/07/2019 5:48 pm
Magic_Smoke
(@jsymonds)
New Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Short kit suggestion

I suppose that's true...I thought it may be a decent time investment to print them all out, but perhaps that too is mitigated when you have a room full of printers.

Posted : 02/07/2019 12:22 am
vintagepc
(@vintagepc)
RE: Short kit suggestion

even moreso if you consider all they need to do if they can't meet demand is add a few more... 🙂

Posted : 02/07/2019 1:02 am
Dave Avery
(@dave-avery)
Honorable Member
RE: Short kit suggestion

they are up to 500 printers in the print farm and another 2-300 elsewhere in the plant

Posted : 02/07/2019 1:52 am
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