Large Quantity of items

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by briancw, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. briancw
    briancw New Member
    I have a small item that I built
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/451896/tankbutton17mm.htm
    I'm considering using it in the production of a product.
    When I go to order 36 or 72 of them shipping stays at a flat $6.50. Can I be sure that I will receive all 72 items if I order that many and is this shipping accurate?
     
  2. pfeifferstylez
    pfeifferstylez New Member
    Short answer: Yes. :)

    But if you want 36 or 72 of this, I suggest to throw them in one file, and build a wire cage around them.
    The additional material for the cage should be much cheaper than paying the handling fee 72 times...
     
  3. briancw
    briancw New Member
    Sounds like a great idea. What do you mean by building a wire cage around them?
     
  4. pfeifferstylez
    pfeifferstylez New Member
    Basically something like...

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    btw,
    which material do you want use ?
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
  5. ChristelH
    ChristelH Shapeways Employee CS Team
    Hi Bryan,

    You can sent all your questions about your models to service@shapeways.com and ask for Christel. I will help you further over there.

    Thanks,
    Christel
     
  6. briancw
    briancw New Member
    @pfeiffer stylez: White Solid and Polished.
    @ChristelH: Thank you, I certainly will.
     
  7. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    It normally IS a good idea to use such a cage, but there's a small problem here.. the cage idea is NOT good for polished materials.

    For polishing, all surfaces of the object need to be exposed inside the polisher. In such a cage as this, the items will "fall" and touch each other face-to-back, and the polishing material will never get between the discs, defeating the ability to be polished.