Pricing 2018

On this page you will find everything you will ever need to know about our pricing structure. We’ve tried to keep it a simple as possible but if there is anything that you feel has not be answered please let us know.


Click on any of the links below to jump to the relevant section.

1. Pricing Structure

2. Price Estimators

3. Our Services

4. Finishing

5. Production Runs

6. Other

XYZ Bounding Box

1. Pricing Structure

Our original and main pricing structure. This is calculated by multiplying the X,Y and Z dimensions of the STL file to get the number of cubic centimetres for the imaginary box that your part would fit into. This is then multipled by the Economy or Express XYZ rates to give you a price.
With this pricing structure you are able to nest as many parts into the same STL file as you like – this can bring your costs right down.
It is easy to calculate the price for your prints using our free app before you have a printable file.
NB – an additional 1mm bounding box is added to the total dimensions to cover the space between the other orders in the printer.
Minimum part costs apply (see below)
Orientation of your parts can massively affect the price too!

This pricing is used for larger low density parts and only accounts for about 5% of quotes. To calculate this price we offset the surface of the model by 3mm and calculate the amount of material taken by this new volume. This is then multipled by the Economy or Express offset rates to give you a price.
A minimum hole of 50mm is required if hollowing parts.
You cannot nest parts for the offset pricing

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2. Price Estimators

Our low volume pricing estimator shows the point in which injection moulding becomes a more suitable method of production based on the quantity you require and the size of your part. If you’ve previously had a quote for injection moulding, enter the details in the estimator below and see how much additive manufacture can save you in part costs.

Our XYZ price estimator will allow you to work out the cost of your 3D prints through us before you have the CAD data to print from. This will help with budgeting for your project from the start. By simply inputting the X, Y and Z dimensions, you are able to get a guide price for your object.

We have a handy app for price estimation – it’s free and easy to use. It can calculate the price of your 3D print without the requirement for an STL file. This means you can find out how much your parts will cost before you even start your CAD.
The App does not work for the Offset Pricing

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3. Our Services

18p per cm3 – Rolling SALE

Our Express lead time is where your order joins the front of the queue. The lead time is normally 2-4 working days before dispatch. 95% of orders are ready in 2 working days, however we state 2-4 to cover any issues during print or post processing.
Adding Polishing or Dyeing can add a day to this too.
The finish and quality are identical to the Economy Service.
Lead times are not guaranteed, and are only estimates. Orders are not refundable once they are loaded onto the printer.

Price breaks apply
economy-printing
11p per cm3

Our Economy lead time is where your order joins the back of the queue. The lead time is normally 7-12 working days before dispatch. Adding Polishing or Dyeing can add a day to this too.
The finish and quality are identical to the Express Service.
Lead times are not guaranteed, and are only estimates. Orders are not refundable once they are loaded onto the printer.

Price breaks apply

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4. Finishing

Polishing is free of charge, but can add a day onto the lead time.
More info about polishing can be found here.

Dyeing is charged at 10% extra.
More info about dyeing can be found here.

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5. Production Runs

We specialise in production runs here and offer price breaks on batch production. These include a reducing minimum part cost as well as an increasing percentage discount per unit. For up to date price breaks please see the Price breaks section.
The discounts can be seen on our production runs page as well as a handy interactive graph where you can compare your injection moulding costs with our additive manufacturing prices.

Production Run Samples

We recommend that you print a test sample before going ahead with your full production run. These usually fall way under our minimum print order. If you are happy with that test sample and you order a production run over £500, we will refund the price of your test print that fell under our minimum order. This means your test samples will be free of charge.

Our 2018 pricing structure has more aggressive price breaks than before, this will get your prices back to where they used to be very quickly on our Economy service and further reduce the new lower priced Express service.

Price breaks can be given in three different ways. They work independently from each other and cannot be combined. Our quoting tool will automatically default to the cheapest one.
Value price breaks – discounts given to the total value of the part
Quantity Price breaks – given to the quantity of the same STL ordered
Minimum part cost – Given to the value of the minimum part cost as the quantity of STL files increases (only applicable if parts are below the minimum part cost)

The Value price breaks are as follows:

£200+

£2000+

Part Value Percentage Discount
£200+ 5%
£2000+ 10%

The Quantity price breaks are as follows:

2+

10+

50+

100+

250+

1000+

Number of units Percentage Discount
1+ 0%
2+ 5%
10+ 10%
50+ 15%
100+ 20%
250+ 25%
1000+ 30%

The Minimum part cost price breaks are as follows:

1+

50+

100+

200+

500+

1000+

2500+

5000+

7500+

10000+

Number of units Economy – Minimum Part Cost Express – Minimum Part Cost
1+ £1.00 £2.00
50+ £0.75 £1.50
100+ £0.60 £1.20
200+ £0.50 £1.00
500+ £0.45 £0.90
1000+ £0.40 £0.80
2500+ £0.35 £0.70
5000+ £0.30 £0.60
7500+ £0.25 £0.50
10000+ £0.20 £0.40

NOTE: These discount options are independent of each other and our quote system will automatically default to the cheapest of the three. Minimum part cost discount only applies to parts with an XYZ price that is less than that of the minimum part cost.

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6. Other

Our standard postage rates are as follows:

Economy postage £6 – First Class Recorded

Express postage £12 – Next Day before 1pm Recorded

For an additional charge we can arrange for (call for more info):

Pre 9am Delivery

Guaranteed Saturday Delivery

All couriers are booked by the client for collection during our working hours only.

 

We do offer trade accounts for regular customers who have a monthly spend of £1,000 + vat or more. This will allow you to be invoiced on 30 day terms rather than having to pay by card. Please enquire if you think you qualify!

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We have a minimum order of £40 + vat per order. The minimum order applies to the order as a whole, not per part on the order. This means that if your part(s) come to below the minimum order, you can up the quantities or add more files to make up the difference.

The minimum order does not include shipping.

There is a minimum part cost per part on the STL file. This starts from £1, but drops down to as little as 25p per part depending on the number of parts ordered. The minimum part cost is not an additional charge per body on an STL, rather an average cost per body on an STL file – if the average cost of a body drops below the minimum part cost, the price will default to the minimum part cost x the number of bodies on the STL file. We often have to manually review orders like this due to file quality.

The price drops in accordance with the number of STL files ordered, not the number of parts on an STL file. This means that if you are looking to order a batch of the same items, it is best to upload a single part and up the quantity rather than a single STL file with an array of items on it.

Students get a 20% off discount. To get this please upload your files through the website using your university address and then send it to manual review once you have received your quote. You may be asked to send in your photo ID.
The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

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