Decreasing Cost

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by robheath, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. robheath
    robheath New Member
    Hey everyone. I am new to the shapeways community and 3d printing in general. I am trying to get this head piece I sculpted, printed at about 14 inches tall and after uploading it to the site, I was surprised to see shapeways said it will cost me $12,190.60 to print it. Yeeessh.

    http://www.shapeways.com/model/1058248/lowres-high-netfab.ht ml?li=modelEdit

    I understand the larger it is the more materials / time it takes to create, but I am reaching out to see if there is anything I can do to bring this down a bit. It is an art piece, my budget to print this is in the low hundreds.

    Should I slice it into parts and print the slices individually? Would making it hollow make it cheaper?
     
  2. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    Yes, the price is by volume.

    You should read:

    tutorials
    materials

     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013