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3D Print Cost Calculator
I'm making a print cost calculator that takes into account the print duration and material used.

http://www.jbcse.com/3d-print-cost-estimator.php

It will become accurate after I spend some more time on it.
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augustaht - This is great. I especially like the print time. Maybe this is a dumb question, but is there a way to see estimated print time ahead of time in makerware?
3 years, 10 months ago
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thenewhobbyist - When you're selecting your print settings click "Preview before printing". The preview screen has an estimate of print time and material usage.
3 years, 10 months ago
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augustaht - You rock! Thanks!
3 years, 10 months ago
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marcnicol - The site appears to be down.
3 years, 10 months ago
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flyingpenguins - Would you consider open sourcing this?
3 years, 10 months ago
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jesse - Yes, I'll consider it. It's mostly just PHP calling command-line programs.
3 years, 10 months ago
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jesse - Also, you can donate or see what else I'm up to on jbcse.com
3 years, 10 months ago
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cymon - I like that this is more than just a cost of volume. What it doesn't include is the cost of my time, to slice and prep and then multiplying by 1.5 to account for mistakes that happen in printing.
3 years, 10 months ago
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nyl0cke - The print speed part, it says max of 60mm/sec, why is it a max of 60? People with delta bots and ultimakers generally print faster than this (at least I do)
3 years, 10 months ago
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nyl0cke - Oh and nice acrylic MAX, is that custom or did you get it from SeeMe?
3 years, 10 months ago
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jesse - The acrylic Rostock Max used to be offered by SeeMeCNC on their Indiegogo campaign. I updated min/max print speed to 1 and 300.
3 years, 10 months ago
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nyl0cke - Sweet, thanks. Not quite sure if I'm jealous of your acrylic MAX or not, is yours pre-ONYX? Did you get the ONYX later?
3 years, 10 months ago
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mnutsch - I really like this idea, but it doesn't seem to be accurate right now. If you make it open source then I will contribute some time to it.
3 years, 10 months ago
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fabhappy - I wonder how much those of us that just charge by mass are leaving on the table. I don't include the time it takes to prep and remove parts (I don't remove support material for customers), nor do I account for electricity (seems negligible according to Kill-a-watt) or wear and tear on my machine. What do you all use for your rule of thumb for machine wear? And what cost multiplier do you typically use for material?
3 years, 10 months ago
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jms3dprinting - I have a discussion of actual print cost on my "blog" section of JMS3DPrinting,com web site. The actual cost would include the labor and paying for the machine over its life. The competitive nature of the business and what the printed object is worth drives the quote more than the cost, so making money in this business is really only true if the customer has a high need for the part and you can keep your machine fed with customers. Check it out.
3 years, 9 months ago
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jesse - I've updated the price calculator for 3d printing.

Here's the new URL: http://3dpartprice.com/

The source code is also available.
3 years, 3 months ago
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jorge2222 - Wow, just what I was looking for! Are 3D printing people using something similar or can they? Or add their cost factors in if needed? Just trying to get the best estimate for some 3D printing.
3 years, 3 months ago
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