PRUSA Research – one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers in the world, is famous for offering probably the best in terms of quality-to-price devices available on the market. Unfortunately, today the founder of the company – Josef Průša announced on Twitter that due to global inflation and rising prices of electronic components as well as the war in Ukraine and problems with their logistics, prices will increase by $ 50-100.
Already at the beginning of this year, Průša pointed to the growing problems with the availability of structural parts for 3D printers. In an article summarizing the company’s achievements in 2021, he wrote, inter alia, that before the pandemic, we were used to having stocks of components for over 3 months of production. Recently, we have repeatedly faced situations where we only had supplies for 3 days. Transport plays a big role in this: trains that brought materials from other countries usually arrived in 3-4 weeks, now deliveries take up to 3 months.“
The current situation in eastern Europe has worsened this state of affairs, and in addition, there has been another wave of ruthless lock-downs in China and the growing risk of another military conflict between China and Taiwan, in which the United States would most likely be indirectly involved. Taken together, it makes running a manufacturing business based on parts imported from Asia more difficult than ever.
This is how Josef Průša describes it on Twitter:
The prices are to be raised this Friday (03/06/2022). If you would like to order them today at the current prices, it is worth paying attention to the delivery times, which in the case of selected options and the time of ordering can be up to several weeks…