[Discussion] Cost of 3D printing?
Maker at ClubEd.com
Fri Feb 10 16:04:09 NZDT 2012
That's wild. So by my calcs, a chess set would cost almost $2.
Now what about the time involved in printing a lot of bits? Would that
be a major pain, or something that you would want to introduce to a
trustworthy person to oversee?
On 09/02/12 07:33, Tolley, Gary wrote:
> Depends on how large, how solid and how complex each model is.
> Example a chess piece would take approx 20 minutes to print and use
> up 150mm of filament.
> Skeinforge, the slicing program I use, gives an approx cost of time
> and filament.
> The raw filament costs ~$38 per 100m
> A simple one off we/I can easily absorb the cost, but for larger
> jobs, i'll have to adjust accordingly.
> Wear and tear, I chose to build the RepRap 2.0 Mendel Classic for
> its use of bearings, meaning wear and tear are minimal, just the
> maintenance cost, of a light oil occasionally
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> [mailto:discussion-bounces at tangleball.org.nz] On Behalf Of Ed Sent:
> Wednesday, 8 February 2012 8:54 p.m. To: Tangleball Subject:
> [Discussion] Cost of 3D printing?
> Hey Gary, how much would it cost to print something like your skewed
> gear you've just printed? One of our game developers is looking at
> making a board game with lots of pieces (80).
> I suppose this may be two questions, one is how much that amount of
> plastic costs, and secondly how much we would charge friends of
> tangleball over that, if anything. Wear and tear on the machine would
> be something to consider too.
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