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    3D printing is still pretty expensive to use for plant pots, though I can see its usefulness for making more decorative ones. I have thought about using one to make custom water trays though, since it can be difficult to find trays that fit all my pots well and don't waste space.

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    True, 3D printers are not cheap, but perhaps in the future, when they become more cheaply available. It could become more economical for nurseries than it would be to order pots, one never does know what the future holds.
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    Try checking out libraries. Sounds weird, but there are several public libraries I know of where they have a 3-d printer you can submit your design files to and then pay for the amount of material you used making it.

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    Check local papers or the library for listings or announcements of 3D Printing Clubs in your area. Most of these will offer a printing service.
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    It won't make much sense, but you may have a UPS store nearby offering 3D printing.
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    Just a heads up, PLA plastic does degrade over time when exposed to natural elements (it's biodegradable). You can ask your 3d printer user to print with Nylon or ABS to have something that lasts longer, although I'm not sure if ABS filament will leach chemicals into the soil.

    Also, check out 3D printing services in your neighborhood | makexyz.com . It lists the 3d printing enthusiasts in your area who are willing to print parts for you. The standard price is 25 cents per cubic centimeter.
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    Thanks for the info gents. I plan on using it indoors under grow lights. Not outside in the elements.

    I wish I was handy with ceramics. May be a better option...

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