why would it say affordable materials on the Inventure ad if they are targeting the professional micro size FDM market? affordable to who? the jump from $21.90 for a .35kg z-ultra filament and $89.90 for the support material also .35kg is just ridiculous.
I've made things that needs tons of support, and I know I would go through tons of the support material if I had the Inventure.
I'm pretty complacent with pricing, but there is a line that you draw, when you know the company is just being unreasonable.
The target market is shifting a bit, from hobbiests/prosumers -> prosumer/professionals. The filament price is high (particularly support) but I think they are targeting stratasys lower end machines... those are priced ridiculously.
Compare to stratasys.
Mojo (5x5x5, fixed 0.18mm res) build filament $400/kg and support $400/kg, machine with wash $7,000
Uprint SE (8x6x6, fixed 0.25mm res) build filament $210/kg, support $210/kg, machine with wash $16,000
Inventure (5.5x5.5x5.5, adjustable .09mm-.4mm res), build filament $60/kg, support $260/kg, machine with wash $3,700
So comparing to Inventure
Mojo, inventure has much cheaper running costs, cheaper buy-in cost, better resolution, larger build area
Uprint, inventure has cheaper running costs, much much cheaper buy-in costs, much much better resolution, but less build area
If the Inventure is reliable and accurate, Mojo is dead I think, uprint will lose market.