# Update to Pricing of White Strong & Flexible - SLS 3D printing

Well hey - this will impact at least one of my objects... when does this new pricing kick in? Right away?
#1 Alienology | Igor (Homepage) on 2013-06-27 00:27 (Reply)
Yes the pricing is effective immediately
#1.1 (Homepage) on 2013-06-27 13:26 (Reply)
Is the orientation optimized prior to calculation to decrease bounding box size?
Can you show density on model page. Most software does not calculate this.
#2 Alex1a on 2013-06-27 00:34 (Reply)
Yes, the bounding box is optimized to be the smallest possible before calculations.
Good suggestion to show density on the model details page - I'll make sure the product team knows.
#2.1 (Homepage) on 2013-06-27 13:27 (Reply)
The density of the model is available now in edit mode - thanks to a quick release by product and engineering! Thanks for the suggestion.
#2.1.1 (Homepage) on 2013-06-28 22:06 (Reply)
Will this be used for other materials?
#3 Anonymous on 2013-06-27 11:30 (Reply)
It is only effective for White Strong and Flexible.
#3.1 (Homepage) on 2013-06-27 13:28 (Reply)
Please copy that info (perhaps in abbreviated form) to the Official Announcements
forum, recent experience e.g. with the various contests has shown that many
designers do not (or not regularly) read the blog.
(BTW, with density becoming more and more important, it might be useful to
have it displayed on the model pages in Edit mode.)
#4 mkroeker on 2013-06-27 11:58 (Reply)
I'll make sure it's in Official Announcements today. As for on the edit page, I will include how you can calculate your density with the information provided on the edit page. I'm verifying which bounding box is used, but in edit mode you can see both the bounding box and the volume. One of my models as an example is Cm: 3.0 w x 3.4 d x 1.5 h with a Vol: of 3.84cm^3. So the cube of the bounding box is 15.3cm^3. You divide your volume by the bounding box cube and you get .2509. Move the decimal right 2 places and you have 25.09% density.
#4.1 Youknowwho4eva on 2013-06-27 13:22 (Reply)
As Youknowwho4eva pointed out, you can calculate your model density today.

However, I agree with you that it makes sense to add this information to the model edit page. We'll work this into a future release.
#4.2 (Homepage) on 2013-06-27 15:22 (Reply)
Hi mkroeker,

thanks for the suggestion, we have now added it to your edit model page!

Bart
Is this White Strong & Flexible material available for purchase to use in our own 3D printers, or only for your printing service?

If the material is available, is it usable in any 3D printer or only certain models?
All our materials are only available through our printing service - we're not a 'raw' materials provider for home printing.
Essentially this means that if you have paid for a model more than 385\$ then if you are lucky it might now cost less. So yeah, still pretty expensive.
#6 Anonymous on 2013-07-23 21:33 (Reply)