How to calculate the production cost of a part with Stratasys Fortus 450mc?

How to calculate the production cost of a part with Stratasys Fortus 450mc?

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If you have the STL or solid model, run a 'Mass properties' on it to determine the volume. This is the amount of model filament you will need for each print. If your part has undercuts or is going to need support material you'll want to tack that on at this point too. If you are able to load it on the computer it will give you exact amounts for both items listed above and you will not need to check the volume.

Once you have material costs, you'll need to calculate the costs of running the printers. (Electricity, upkeep, build trays, wash solution, etc)

Add everything up, and you should be closing in on the true cost to produce a printed part on the machine.

Also take into account how many you are able to fit onto one build tray, and any post processing applications that may need done in order for the print to be fully completed.

I'll throw some links at the bottom for more ref.

3rd part printing costs:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-calculate-3d-printing-cost-2221

3D Print calculator(s):
http://3dprinthq.com/cost/desktop.php
http://www.3dpartprice.com/

 
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