Insane high price

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Gono, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Gono
    Gono New Member
    Well, there are 2 things that are confusing me:

    1. 3D Studio Max tells me that the object that you find attached is 40 cm x 40 cm x 21.6 cm
    When I export it in .stl format and open it in Netfabb it says 40 mm x 40 mm x 21.60 mm :eek: why?!?! :eek: :eek:
    But it's not over! If i send it to shapeways the system sends me this:

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    2. I scale down the model in 3ds max till it says that the object has these dimensions:
    0.4cm x 0.4 cm x 0.4cm
    But now, if i send it to shapeways, everything its ok, exception made for... THE PRICE
    5,294.27 € for an empty white plastic box?!?!?!?

    That's what it says:

    Tell me that i've wrong something, it's impossible that the price is so high...

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  2. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Unfortunately the price is right.
    For 1 cm of thickness your voulume is approximativaly:
    40x20x4+40x40=4800 cm3.
    At $1.5 per cm3 and 1.4€K per $ is is 5200€ which match your price.
    3D printing is not adapted for such a big object (try laser cutting, perhaps).
    Concerning your problem of dimension, please, check this post: mp;a mp;start=0&

    [EDIT] And welcome to Shapeways. I hope you will find other projects more suitable for 3D printing.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  3. Gono
    Gono New Member
    Thank you for the answer Magic, do you know some laser cutting services that ship in Europe like Shapeways??
    If you can't post link, please send me a pm!
  4. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Never tried them, but Ponoko should ship in Europe (google it :)).