Having experienced the MakerBot at work, I bought a EMaker Huxley last year. Once you get into the habit of being able to print any mechanical piece that you need (almost), you are forever hooked. Now, I’m looking to build a larger machine and am sourcing material for a building larger RepRap Mendel Prusa V2.
As the price for material is affected by both volume and the transport, I figured that a bit of joint purchasing would be nice. If you are based in western Sweden (i.e. can get to Gothenburg or Alingsås), or is willing to pay for the postage within Sweden, and you wants to join in, add a comment here or drop me a mail (e8johan, gmail). Being able to build bearings, nuts and bolts by the hundreds makes it feasible to source them from far away, e.g. China, or just to get a better price at the local stores.