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icon5.gif  Insane high price [message #39336] Mon, 28 November 2011 00:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar Gono  is currently offline Gono
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Well, there are 2 things that are confusing me:

1. 3D Studio Max tells me that the object that you find attached is 40 cm x 40 cm x 21.6 cm
When I export it in .stl format and open it in Netfabb it says 40 mm x 40 mm x 21.60 mm Shocked why?!?! Shocked Shocked
But it's not over! If i send it to shapeways the system sends me this:

Quote:

Unfortunately, we were not able to process and thus print your product. The error message was:
Your object has not the correct size.

The size is 4000.00 x 4000.00 x 2160.00 cm / 1574.80 x 1574.80 x 850.39 inch.


Shocked Shocked Shocked

2. I scale down the model in 3ds max till it says that the object has these dimensions:
0.4cm x 0.4 cm x 0.4cm
But now, if i send it to shapeways, everything its ok, exception made for... THE PRICE
5,294.27 € for an empty white plastic box?!?!?!?

That's what it says:

Quote:

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6546/shapez.png




Tell me that i've wrong something, it's impossible that the price is so high...

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[Updated on: Mon, 28 November 2011 00:41 UTC]

Re: Insane high price [message #39349 is a reply to message #39336 ] Mon, 28 November 2011 07:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Unfortunately the price is right.
For 1 cm of thickness your voulume is approximativaly:
40x20x4+40x40=4800 cm3.
At $1.5 per cm3 and 1.4€K per $ is is 5200€ which match your price.
3D printing is not adapted for such a big object (try laser cutting, perhaps).
Concerning your problem of dimension, please, check this post:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=7219&a mp;a mp;start=0&

[EDIT] And welcome to Shapeways. I hope you will find other projects more suitable for 3D printing.

[Updated on: Mon, 28 November 2011 07:49 UTC]


So many things to design, so little time...
Re: Insane high price [message #39356 is a reply to message #39349 ] Mon, 28 November 2011 09:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Gono  is currently offline Gono
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Thank you for the answer Magic, do you know some laser cutting services that ship in Europe like Shapeways??
If you can't post link, please send me a pm!
Re: Insane high price [message #39357 is a reply to message #39356 ] Mon, 28 November 2011 10:53 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Never tried them, but Ponoko should ship in Europe (google it Smile).


So many things to design, so little time...

 
   
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