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Handling Charge [message #62366] Tue, 19 February 2013 09:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar Phxman  is currently offline Phxman
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Is the Handling Charge per Model for the maximum bounding box,
or for each repeat of a loose item in that box?

[Updated on: Tue, 19 February 2013 09:02 UTC]

Re: Handling Charge [message #62367 is a reply to message #62366 ] Tue, 19 February 2013 09:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The handling charge is per model file. Theoretically you can have as many models within one file as the operators/design rules allow. The downside to this approach is the 1 million triangle limit per model file and the risk of Shapeways changing their mind about multiple models in one file.

Paul
Re: Handling Charge [message #62383 is a reply to message #62367 ] Tue, 19 February 2013 16:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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With the complete sweep of the print head each layer,
the fixed costs of machine time are already covered.
The variable cost of material by volume is also
covered.

It is the handling cost, and even if over the 12mm rule
for a sprue, would that assist?
Re: Handling Charge [message #62395 is a reply to message #62366 ] Tue, 19 February 2013 18:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Which material are you looking at?


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Re: Handling Charge [message #62414 is a reply to message #62383 ] Tue, 19 February 2013 21:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The 'handling cost' is seperate to the 'volume cost' .
The volume cost covers materials, the handling cost covers model checking, cleaning, etc - you know, 'handling'

Paul
Re: Handling Charge [message #62569 is a reply to message #62395 ] Fri, 22 February 2013 03:14 UTC Go to previous message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Tue, 19 February 2013 18:15

Which material are you looking at?


FUD

I am looking for economies of scale for each print
based on the maximum box size.

Apart from maybe savings on Handling Charge, there is
no discount on material.

The process leaves little for "value added" to position for
resale into established markets.

[Updated on: Fri, 22 February 2013 03:24 UTC]


 
   
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