Episode 52 – Megan Dorman


Megan has a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry. After 11 years in the workforce, Megan made the decision to stay home with her two kids and later to home school them. They have lived on a houseboat in Ketchikan, Alaska and then spent two years traveling the continental US in an RV. Her chemistry degree provides a foundation for teaching, a passion for learning, and experimentation she brings to their homeschooling experiences.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions & Fact Check

Ketchikan is an Alaskan city facing the Inside Passage, a popular cruise route along the state’s southeastern coast. It’s known for its many Native American totem poles, on display throughout town. Nearby Misty Fiords National Monument is a glacier-carved wilderness featuring snowcapped mountains, waterfalls and salmon spawning streams.

HOW MUCH DOES A 3D PRINTER COST?

We wish there was an easy answer to this question. Depending on your specific needs, 3D printers vary in cost. 

There is a wide variety in the types of 3D printers based on size, features, quality, durability, performance and place of manufacture which all factor into a 3D printer’s price.

If you average all the different 3D printers on the market, you’ll arrive at a price of $400, which is now, as of April 2021, skewed heavily to cheap entry-level, consumer 3D printers. Most Entry Level and Hobbyist 3D printers are priced from $200 – $500, while some can be as expensive as $1500. The higher end 3D printers, such as Enthusiast 3D printers and Professional 3D printers are priced anywhere from $1,500 – $6,000, depending on the printer’s capabilities. Lastly, Industrial 3D printers are pricey to own and operate, and can cost anywhere from $20,000 – $100,000.

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