T. A. Grimm & Associates announced a new benchmark specifically designed for 3D printers. TAG’s approach is to produce four challenging and specifically designed models on each of the tested printers.
- Elapsed time – including not only the build, but also any necessary processing time or labor/automation
- Cost – including materials, operating expense and of course printer acquisition cost
- Quality – including finish quality, materials and accuracy
- Operations – including day-to-day activities, office suitability and the green factor
The benchmark has been run against seven key commercial 3D printers:
- Alaris30 (Objet Geometries)
- Designjet 3D (HP)
- ProJet SD 3000 (3D Systems)
- SD300 Pro (Solido)
- V-Flash (3D Systems)
- ZPrinter 310 Plus (Z Corporation)
- uPrint (Stratasys)
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