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$350 for one thing?? [message #24696] Thu, 10 March 2011 01:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar phephq  is currently offline phephq
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I uploaded my first model today. Its a small handle for use on a project I've got at home.

To be made from steel, shapeways is telling me the cost would be around $350, though the total volume of the shape (NOT including the fact that the piece is full of holes) is less than 3.5 cubic centimeters

I was under the impression that it would cost $10-$11 per cm^3

I'm guessing that there is something wrong with my file, as the image shows up as a small handle with a large amount of space around it.

any suggestions?

thanks

Re: $350 for one thing?? [message #24697 is a reply to message #24696 ] Thu, 10 March 2011 04:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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I took a look at your model. It is actually 39.17cm3 and not 3.5cm3. Maybe you got your scale wrong?

For the rest your model looks fine to me.

Best,

Robert
Re: $350 for one thing?? [message #24699 is a reply to message #24697 ] Thu, 10 March 2011 06:00 UTC Go to previous message
avatar phephq  is currently offline phephq
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Yes, I'd thought that might've been the problem, but originally, the dimensions were roughly .333cm x 1.2cm x 12cm....

As I wrote the last few numbers down, I realized the unites had been swapped. For some reason I must have mixed something up in that department - otherwise the similarity between these incorrect dimensions and the real ones are eerily similar

Thanks for your help!

 
   
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