Originally Posted by caenlen
Again, I think the understanding is that 3D Metal printing is coming to the masses, not simply for multi-million dollar companies. That is the point here.
There is no even remote push for this tech to be available for the masses. What this project is aiming towards is stuff like 3d printing a satellite, not making things in the home.
Having this type of printer in machine shops used to spending $500k or more on a CNC is still a long ways off, much less the hobbyists currently buying 3d plastic printers.