Pricing

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by dajola82, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. dajola82
    dajola82 New Member
    Hi
    After experiencing buying some stuff from Shapeways from other designers I wanted to practice designing something myself and experience having something made. I designed a simple Dice Cup (for bar dice) on 123D and sent it to be printed and the pricing indicated was really high ($200-ish). I realize I need to go back to my design and thin out some walls and remove material but my question is, "What determines price?" is it basically the volume of material?

    Thanks,

    Dajola82

     
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    The Shapeways price is almost completely determined by volume. There is a small startup charge per model, but then the rest of the price is totally dependent upon the amount of material that your model uses.
     
  3. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    Only exception is ceramic material which is charged by surface area. And the startup charge varies by material - watch out for silver!