How to determine the total cost of your 3D print
Printing costs are determined by cubic volume of the combined model and support material used (see below).
|model material (in3)||+||support material (in3)||=||total material volume (in3)|
Parts will always be built using a “sparse fill” setting, unless otherwise specified, to reduce material costs. Sparse fill, as opposed to a solid fill, creates a porous lattice of material to support the model’s structure.
To determine model and support material volume, please follow these instructions: Using Catalyst EX To Determine Material Usage.
Cost for 3D Technology Services
Individual Projects: $10 per cubic inches (in3) of total material (model + support)
Faculty Submitted Class Projects: $8 per cubic inches (in3) of total material (model + support)