I tried some technologies to design the 3DPSlots and as a result of this experience I know what technology is necessary to produce the 3DPSlots, I will explain why the slots has to be plastic injected:
- 3D Printing: I build the first slots units 3D Printed technology (of course) and the problem is the color and the price. The material necessary to print the slots has to be flexible and the only available color is white, the other problem is the price, 3D printing is still very expensive for medium/large series of pieces.
- CNC Machinig: The material color necessary to build the slots is not available and the unit cost is so high. The actual working version that I'm using to take photos ;) is CNC machined.
- Plastic injection: The cost of the unit is very cheap and there are any problem about colors, textures, etc, but is necessary to build a metal mold that is veeeery expensive.
Well, my deal is to achieve a cheap retail price for this 3DPSlots, I think that 6€ will be a good price, now I need your ideas about how can the 3DPSlots arrive to the market, I think that Crowdfounding it not a good solutions to this project due to it is very specific and with an small market, what do you think?.
If anyone has an idea, please post it.