by Sawyer Pahl
Thanks for your patience on this reply. The short answer is all the mould quotations I got for the 3 CompREST parts are a lot more expensive than 3D printing, IF you don't account for my time.
Also, the pump costs too much right now, so we need to change the design to improve that. In which case the moulds would become useless and cannot be sold. So, 3D printing allows for more flexibility, and it's really cost effective for us right now.
Hi Sawyer, why didn't you get molds made instead of 3d printing?
I've looked at different proto labs and 3D printing services to speed things up, but I haven't thought about looking for free 3D printing. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look around.
I'm glad you are working very hard to make it happen!
I do have a suggestion, but it might be outdated...
Did you have considered using 3D printers from local MakerSpace to run production overnight to speed things up? These guys are usually very negociable/flexible to give a hand on startups like yours. For example, my local MakerSpace in Montreal would run it free as long as I pay for consummables and I do no require technician's precious time.
Thank you for the update Sawyer! Best wishes on getting that printer fixed!