How is the printing price calculated?
Generally the formula is: printing price = printer cost + material cost. Printer and material cost are calculated depending on material volume, weight or bounding box.
If applicable, amount of raw material used, added human work (mostly for our finishes) and multiple other factors that you will discover in details.
The cost of your 3D print is automatically calculated the moment you upload your 3D file to our site. The calculations are interactive and will change as you modify your object and 3D printing options.
How your 3D Printing Dimensions Affect your 3D Printing Price?
The very first factor to calculate the cost of your 3D printing is the size of your object, and how much room it will take in the machine. Voluminous objects are more costly than compact objects because of the area and volume that is taken up in the machine’s tray.
Make sure you respect the maximum 3D printing size. When you upload a design on our website, you have to check if the size respects the maximum size of the machine’s tray. Each machine has its own size limitations, depending on the material you use. The maximum size also depends on the finishing you choose.
How your 3D Printing Material Affect the 3D Printing Price
When you have uploaded your design on CADterpillar, you can modify in real-time its size and material. Depending on the material you choose, the price can varies differently. Generally, the more difficult the print materials, the more expensive it is. Flexible TPU will be more expensive due to its prints properties, which make printing more challenging and longer printing time consumed.