Generic Cost Information and Baseline for RP Parts

I’m hoping someone here can provide some generic cost information. Not looking at material (yet). Or costs driven by delivery time (e.g. Materialise’s 24hr turnaround).

Use this Hummel figurine as a baseline (link to picture). Four inches tall. Assume it’s raw off the rp machine. No finishing of any kind.

What would this cost:
a) as a completely solid part?
b) as a hollowed/shelled part?

And please provide the process/material with the dollar figures.

I’ve started contacting service bureaus that I know and will post what I get back from them. Just want to get a baseline for right now.


I can’t offer a quote, but I can put you in contact with the RP house we use if you’re interested. They’re pretty helpful and I imagine they could answer your questions pretty easily.

Thanks, I may take you up on that. If you’ve seen my recent blog entries, you probably know what I’m up to. I’ve been calling around. Will probably send out a file for quotes so I can establish a baseline.

From what I’ve heard so far, RP has dropped faster than I expected. Hope that holds when I get quotes.

Yeah, I read through your blog and I see what you’re up to :smiley: I’m curious to see how it turns out.

This is RP house we use: We have received great models from them. They have a variety of modelling methods and they can help you pick the right one for your application.