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    What is the cost of a 3D printed model?

    Planning to create a 3D printed model of a sculpture? Check out from the expert answers at this page to know the possible cost of such a model and the time it would take to manufacture it, as also if there are companies in India which would make it.

    Please tell me the cost of the object in the attached image for a 3D print. It is 30 cm in height. How much time it would take
    to print and manufacture? Which technology is best for smooth finishing. Can FDM print this object perfectly? The design is already available. Do you know good companies in India to print it in 3D?
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  • In 3D printing a computer and a printer create a three dimensional image of an object by printing in layer by layer technology to bring out the 3D perception in the image. They are great tools to present the image in its depth perspective. A special resin or chemical material is used for laying down microscopic layers in succession to bring out a 3D image. The techniques used in printing are mostly FDM or SLA. Both will provide a good quality print but SLA is faster and due to the special resin material used in this printing technology it is costlier.

    Depending upon the sample object the 3D printing will cost anything in the range of Rs 500 to 1500 per object. As it takes significant time to print the 3D image and costly resin or chemical materials are used some service providers charge on per hour basis also and the charges range from Rs 200/hour to Rs 500/hour.

    There are many service providers for 3D printing services and some of the representative ones are given below -

    1. Accu Measuring Solutions, Bhosari, Pune, Maharashtra.
    2. Vijex Vyapaar Private Limited, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi.
    3. SS Trading Company, Sector 7, Gurgaon.
    4. Exclametric Technologies, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai.
    5. 3 Idea Technology LLP, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

    Nowadays these suppliers or service providers are available for query and discussions online and you can find more information about them through the various business portals like in the internet. You can ask a quote also from them by sending the image of the object and its size.

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    3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation is being done by using additive processes. In this process, an object will be created by laying layer by layer of material until the object is created. 3D printing is just the opposite if subtractive manufacturing. Subtractive manufacturing is hollowing or cutting out a plastic material or metallic materials with a milling machine. 3D printing is useful to produce complex ( shapes consuming less material when compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

    Types of 3D Printing Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), sometimes called Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Binder Jetting is also another technology.
    Binder jetting is one of the technologies used for this process. In this method, two materials will be used. These two materials are Powder base material and a liquid binder. The powder will be spread in equal layers and binder will be applied through jet nozzles. This binder will glue the powder particles in the shape of a programmed 3D object. Once the print is finished, the remaining powder will be cleaned and will be used for 3D printing of the next object.
    In our country, the cost of 3D printing service is calculated as per the following equation.

    Start up cost + print time + filament_cost + average_maintenance cost_hours + Profit = asking_price

    Different companies charge in different ways. Some will charge on the weight basis, some charge on the basis of per hour, some charge on the basis of per prototype printed. The charges will generally vary between Rs.250/ to Rs.500/- per hour. The charges will be around Rs.20?- per gram in some cases.

    These are some of the companies in India.
    1. Divide By Zero Technologies
    2. Imaginarium
    3. Brahma3
    4.Stratasys India
    5. JGroup Robotics

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