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Table 2 Comparison between different meatal urethral dilators in cost

From: Three-dimensional printing versus conventional machining in the creation of a meatal urethral dilator: development and mechanical testing

Prototype Material cost ~ USD Printer/machine Printer/machine cost, ~ USD Total labour time, h Cost per dilator (assuming order quantity of 5) Cost per dilator (assuming order quantity of 1000)
Vertical ABS 1 Ultimaker 2+ 2500 3 12 4
Vertical PLA 1 Ultimaker 2+ 2500 3 11 3
Horizontal ABS 6 Fortus 400 185,000 4 45 25
SLS nylon 3 Formiga P100 175,000 1.5 35 16
Machined stainless steel 4 HAFCO metal master 320-G 2400 0.75 98 18