Premium Sterling Silver 3D Printing Stays on Shapeways

The trial has ended, we asked your opinion and now we are happy to say Premium Silver 3D Printing is here to stay on Shapeways.

premium silver 3D printing on Shapeways

We will maintain the same design rules, pricing structure and lead time for Premium Silver 3D printing but we will continue to monitor and work to reduce the lead time and cost as soon as possible.  

Following is a recap of the Pricing and design rules. 

premium silver 3D printing jewelry on Shapeways


To cover the cost of the manual polishing required
to achieve the Premium Silver finish we use a
tiered pricing structure for both the handling fee and the material
price per cm3.

Handling Fee Per Model:  $45 (up to 1.7 cm3), $78 (1.7 – 3.4 cm3),  Free (above 3.4 cm3)

Price Per cm3: $28 (up to 3.4 cm3),  $75 (above 3.4 cm3)

This means:

1.0 cm3 item will cost $73.00

1.7 cm3 item will cost $92.60

1.8 cm3 item will cost $128.40

3.4 cm3 item wil cost $173.20

3.5 cm3 item will cost $262.50 

Design Rules

The design rules for Premium Sliver are
similar to our existing design rules though we recommend
taking a close look at any fine details that may be removed during the
finishing process.

The maximum size we can offer Premium Silver is 100 x 100 x 30 mm maximum bounding box 

The minimum size an object must be to be 3D printed in Premium Silver is 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8 mm 

The minimum possible wall thickness is 0.8 mm but this thickness is
not suitable for parts under stress like ring shafts or pendant loops
which should be thicker to withstand stress. 

For more details visit the Premium Silver design rules.

We look forward to seeing more of your designs in Premium Silver, be sure to add photographs to your product page and share them in the ‘It Arrived’ section of the Shapeways Forums. 

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