Handling Charge

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Phxman, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Phxman
    Phxman Member
    Is the Handling Charge per Model for the maximum bounding box,
    or for each repeat of a loose item in that box?
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    The handling charge is per model file. Theoretically you can have as many models within one file as the operators/design rules allow. The downside to this approach is the 1 million triangle limit per model file and the risk of Shapeways changing their mind about multiple models in one file.

  3. Phxman
    Phxman Member
    With the complete sweep of the print head each layer,
    the fixed costs of machine time are already covered.
    The variable cost of material by volume is also

    It is the handling cost, and even if over the 12mm rule
    for a sprue, would that assist?
  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Which material are you looking at?
  5. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    The 'handling cost' is seperate to the 'volume cost' .
    The volume cost covers materials, the handling cost covers model checking, cleaning, etc - you know, 'handling'

  6. Phxman
    Phxman Member

    I am looking for economies of scale for each print
    based on the maximum box size.

    Apart from maybe savings on Handling Charge, there is
    no discount on material.

    The process leaves little for "value added" to position for
    resale into established markets.

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013