3D printing by Rich
Rich Beck - 3D printer in Houston, Tx 77005
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A technology business background and an engineering mind with a creative/artistic bent, what more can you need? At E3 Digital Fab, we can take your file as is, modify and/or fix it, or design your idea from scratch.
Yes, we will do an NDA, mutual or one-way depending on the need. We have one we like to use.
Marketing scale models
Low volume parts
Models from Thingiverse and elsewhere.
Our customers come from various areas:
Our customers are mostly in the US but we did a large project for a customer in Russia who invented a cool remote control, remote communication pet feeder. We are open to all inquiries.
If you need a few parts made for some project and they are ready to go, send them to us to take a look. We will evaluate it and tell you if we can do it and what it would cost. We will also tell you if there are better options.
Ultimaker 2+, Makerbot Original and Makerbot 2, Formlabs 1 and 2, Prusa I3 MK2s
Scanning: David 3d structured light scanner, now name HP 3D Scan.
Print resoluion, please see the equipment list for details. Sometimes customer ask for a resoluiton that is higher than necessary and will add cost, we will let you know if that is the case and suggest alternatives.
If a file is ready to print, great. That will save time and cost. Many files we have seen need some file repair and set up time. Due to this, we may have to quote a one time "set up" fee. If you have multiple copies of one part printed, there will only be one set up fee. If you are printing just one of something the set up fee could cost more than the part to be honest.
MINIMUM JOB COST:
Our minimum job cost is $25, it is not worth it for us to take on anything for less than that.
HOW THIS (including MakeXYZ) WORKS:
You upload a file or have us design one for you for $
We agree on a price and load it on MakeXYZ
MakeXYZ adds their markup to the price (this is how they make money and stay in business)
You pay online
We do the job and ship the parts or files or you pick up.
The way we price prints is pretty staightforward, it is generally tied to volume, number of parts, difficulty, and post processing.
Designwork and scanning can be priced on an hourly or project basis.
ABOUT DESIGN WORK:
On the design side, you may see lots of people charging $25/hour or less. For some designers and customers that will be a bargain, for others it won't. We only take jobs that we feel we can add value to and are within are capabilities. No, we won't sculpt your next action figure from scratch, that's not our area of expertise. We are digital engineers more than digital artists. Our clients have found that while we may charge more per hour than what they might find elsewhere on this site, or on a place like Freelancers.com, our abilities combined with our technical background and years of experience often result in better output for less real $ cost and opportunity cost overall. When you count the cost of your time having to answer many questions or make many corrections to a design because the designer is technically competent on the design tool but has no industry knowledge the savings really add up.
We hope all this convinces you to give us a shot, we would be glad to work with you, and will do our utmost to delight you.
Thanks for your time and consideration,
Founder and President
E3 Digital Fab, LLC
Houston, Texas, USA