Thanks to Stratasys we are yet another step closer to making 3D printing accessible for everyone. They launched the uPrint SE 3D printer starting at $15,900 USD. The interesting part is that you can also lease one for only $290 USD per month which lowers the barrier for purchasing a professional 3D printer.
Stratasys calls it their “3D Print Pack” composed of their small uPrint 3D printer, a cleaning system and startup materials & supplies. Theoretically you could always get a lease on 3D printing equipment but to get a full package for a price under $300 USD a month is a first. In many occasions you could easily spend the same amount of money for a single part whilst leasing.
There are two printers which you can choose from. The uPrint SE and the uPrint SE Plus. The main difference between these two printers is that the SE Plus printer can print 33% larger models, 30% faster and in nine different colors where the normal SE can only print in one color (ivory).
This video clearly shows what the uPrint SE is capable of