The materials page gives an overview of the materials and their properties including the price. At Shapeways, the price exists of material price and handling fee. Here's a quick overview for the different materials categorized into plastics, metals and glass for Bowie the Bunny from BAROBA's shop.
Please note prices are in US Dollars from Europe so VAT is included. The exact volume is not specified because it is a shop owners model but it can be used as an indicative comparison across different materials.
Very many thanks for this information as it will be so useful for the courses we start to run over summer on 3D modelling for 3D printing, especially as we have one of the bunnies in white strong and flexible to handle!
I think blue may be the material cost and red the handling fee?
Personally I'm puzzled by the unnecessary crossing of the lines..
If you move Alumide above glass, and move the text block for glass above the one for metal, no lines need to cross. And perhaps move Silver to bottom.
As a former physics teacher this chart breaks my heart a little.
-The X axis is not labeled
-The Y axis is not labeled
-There is no obvious sorting method to the data along the Y axis
-The meaning of the red and blue on the bars is not indicated
-Red and blue are used to indicate plastics and metals respectively, but those colors are used again on the bars to represent something else
-The Y axis should be sorted by some meaningful quantity like hardness. Price is not useful because we can already see that via the bars.
-You already use colors to indicate materials making the confusing spaghetti circus of arrows redundant.
-The denomination of the cost is not indicated
-The folder-icon-like blocks between the material names and the Y axis have no obvious purpose
-There should probably be a link to BAROBA's shop