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Shapeways pricing? [message #38883] Sat, 19 November 2011 16:28 UTC Go to next message
avatar kduke42  is currently offline kduke42
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Hello. I'm new here. Interested in WW1 airplanes. I made one order of both Kampflieger and Colinwe's stuff and am amazed at how good a "one piece" airplane can be.

The most confusing part is the pricing. It does not seem to have anything to do with the amount of material used or the 3-D modelling-- or so I think, when I see an Me109-- pretty simple monoplane-- priced much higher than a 2 wing, lattice tailed plane (very complex) or a big 2 seater.

Not a complaint-- the prices are still good for the quality. I'm just wanting to understand the "why?".

thanks

ps-is there any other WW1 airplane stuff here? Kampflieger shows up easily in a search but I had to 'stumble' across colinwe deep in a "you might also like" process.

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Re: Shapeways pricing? [message #38885 is a reply to message #38883 ] Sat, 19 November 2011 16:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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The price depends on the volume of the product (not the volume of its bounding box)... and the designers markup.
Re: Shapeways pricing? [message #38888 is a reply to message #38883 ] Sat, 19 November 2011 17:01 UTC Go to previous message
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kduke42 wrote on Sat, 19 November 2011 16:28

Not a complaint-- the prices are still good for the quality. I'm just wanting to understand the "why?".


There are two issues at work here. One is that some models are hollow and therefore have a lower total volume of material used.

But, if you see a price difference for "equal volume" models, that is because of the designer's choice of markup. The artists here have the ability (and right) to chose whatever markup they wish. The COST for two items of equal volume is identical, but the artists have the ability to decide what they think their time is worth, and how much they'd like to be compensated for their time.


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