Since we are utilizing a fixed layer resolution for all 3D printing technologies other than FDM, the printing costs are primarily a factor of the weight of the printed part
(including the weight of any support materials which may have been used during printing). However, for FDM, the printing costs are a factor of the weight of the material used as well as the printing time
, since we regularly keep varying the layer resolution parameter from one project to another.
For FDM, the layer resolution commonly used varies between 100 – 200 microns;
For SLS, the standard layer resolution used is 60 microns;
For Polyjet, the standard layer resolution used is 16 microns;
For SLA, the standard layer resolution used is 50 microns;
For DLP, the standard layer resolution used is 25 microns
Other than the weight of the printing material, another important factor which affects the prices of your 3D prints is the quantity of parts being printed in a single run or the build volume of the 3D printer which is utilized during a single print run. The higher the quantity of parts being printed in a single run (i.e. the build volume packing), the lesser the per-part cost, since the setup time, printing time & handling time is reduced significantly.
Please keep in mind that for FDM & DLP processes, the minimum price per printed part is INR 100, whereas for all other 3D printing processes, it is INR 200.
The relative prices of various 3D printing materials at Fabforma can be found out here.
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