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Design/Price Issue? [message #31808] Fri, 29 July 2011 18:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar Corrose  is currently offline Corrose
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Hello all,

I had a quick question about design and how it translates to shapeways pricing. I just uploaded a 1/6 scale urn that I designed, and it's no taller than about 1.9" and no wider than about 1.2" wide.

The quote the site gives me is nearly $40 per print in the lowest priced white plastic they offer. I have done a couple of other larger pieces and they only come in at about $8 each.

The urn deisgn doesn't have any extreme angles or undercuts, so Im confused at the pricetag for such a small print.

Anyone have any thoughts?
Re: Design/Price Issue? [message #31846 is a reply to message #31808 ] Sat, 30 July 2011 08:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Is the urn hollow?
Is the size correct on the model upload page?

Just a couple of thoughts.
Paul

Re: Design/Price Issue? [message #31928 is a reply to message #31808 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 17:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also note that extreme angles and undercuts don't affect the price. Only the volume effects the price.


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Re: Design/Price Issue? [message #31931 is a reply to message #31808 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 18:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Corrose  is currently offline Corrose
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Yes the urn is hollow, so if it costs more by the material volume, sounds like if I had the urn filled in solid it would cost more? Wow, seemed to me that it being hollow raised the price.
Re: Design/Price Issue? [message #32065 is a reply to message #31808 ] Thu, 04 August 2011 17:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If it were cnc'd than yes hollow would cost more as it would take more time. Seeing it's built layer by layer, you are only charged for the volume. Now with some materials there are density discounts (volume compared to bounding box). To check you can look down the right side of the item page, and there you'll see the dimensions of the bounding box, and the volume. You can compare the dimensions in your software and the volume if you software has a function for it.


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Re: Design/Price Issue? [message #32067 is a reply to message #32065 ] Thu, 04 August 2011 17:43 UTC Go to previous message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 04 August 2011 17:27

...snip... You can compare the dimensions in your software and the volume if your software has a function for it.


Or use NetFabb (free) to check dimensions and volume as well as error checking and model repair. http://www.shapeways.com/forum/images/message_icons/icon14.gif


 
   
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