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Prices [message #46158] Thu, 29 March 2012 19:05 UTC Go to next message
avatar hokie1999  is currently offline hokie1999
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Hello, I wonder if someone could point me to a link that explains how prices are set. I have a shape at

http://www.shapeways.com/model/415956/773300785de7bb1145ec05 004a5bc3aa

that is $176 but everything in it is hollow so the volume is small.Thanks, all!
Re: Prices [message #46160 is a reply to message #46158 ] Thu, 29 March 2012 19:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar duann  is currently offline duann
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Prices are per cm3 per material,

Unfortunately your model is private so we cannot see it.

Cheers



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Re: Prices [message #46166 is a reply to message #46160 ] Thu, 29 March 2012 21:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar arklan  is currently offline arklan
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yup. cubic centi meter. which adds up REALLY fast. think about a box, ten centimeters on each side. well, it's volume, even if hollow and with walls 1 cm thick would still be 600 cm3, if my math is right. that's a 4 inch block. see how that ads up really quick?
Re: Prices [message #46183 is a reply to message #46158 ] Fri, 30 March 2012 12:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello, try it now, I've made it public:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/415956/isocahedron41.html

Do I understand that a hollow 10 centimeter cube with a wall thickness of 1 millimeter would be 10 X 10 X .1 X 6 X $2.50 = $150 USD ? If it's not hollow, it would be $2500 USD.

How thin can the walls be? (You can see I'm an economical guy Very Happy )

What is the need to create two 4 centimeter holes in hollow objects?

Thanks for your input Shapeways!

Re: Prices [message #46187 is a reply to message #46158 ] Fri, 30 March 2012 13:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The required thickness all depends on the material ranging from .3mm up to 3mm.

The holes in hollow objects are required for removal of build material. Inside still needs build material to support the solid shell, and that has to be removed before shipping.

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Re: Prices [message #46230 is a reply to message #46183 ] Sat, 31 March 2012 03:45 UTC Go to previous message
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hokie1999 wrote on Fri, 30 March 2012 12:55

Do I understand that a hollow 10 centimeter cube with a wall thickness of 1 millimeter would be 10 X 10 X .1 X 6 X $2.50 = $150 USD ? If it's not hollow, it would be $2500 USD.



Close enough on the prices, yes:
http://www.stonysmith.com/wired/VolumeEstimator.asp?L=100&am p;W=100&H=100&T=1


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