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Decreasing Cost [message #66759] Wed, 24 April 2013 02:49 UTC Go to next message
avatar robheath  is currently offline robheath
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Hey everyone. I am new to the shapeways community and 3d printing in general. I am trying to get this head piece I sculpted, printed at about 14 inches tall and after uploading it to the site, I was surprised to see shapeways said it will cost me $12,190.60 to print it. Yeeessh.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1058248/lowres-high-netfab.ht ml?li=modelEdit

I understand the larger it is the more materials / time it takes to create, but I am reaching out to see if there is anything I can do to bring this down a bit. It is an art piece, my budget to print this is in the low hundreds.

Should I slice it into parts and print the slices individually? Would making it hollow make it cheaper?
Re: Decreasing Cost [message #66766 is a reply to message #66759 ] Wed, 24 April 2013 05:54 UTC Go to previous message
avatar AmLachDesigns  is currently offline AmLachDesigns
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Would making it hollow make it cheaper?

Yes, the price is by volume.

You should read:


[Updated on: Wed, 24 April 2013 09:10 UTC]

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