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Prices [message #46158] Thu, 29 March 2012 19:05 UTC
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
Prices are per cm3 per material,

Unfortunately your model is private so we cannot see it.

Cheers

Duann Scott,
Re: Prices [message #46166 is a reply to message #46160 ] Thu, 29 March 2012 21:56 UTC
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
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 )

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

Re: Prices [message #46187 is a reply to message #46158 ] Fri, 30 March 2012 13:08 UTC
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.

[Updated on: Mon, 02 April 2012 12:56 UTC]

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Re: Prices [message #46230 is a reply to message #46183 ] Sat, 31 March 2012 03:45 UTC
 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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