Monday, May 22, 2017 - 07:28 PM UTC
SHAPEWAYS has announced changes to their pricing of materials.
A Shapeways vendor alerted me to the change. While Shapeways states that the change should lower some prices, some vendors fear it will force a major increase in their pricing.

Caveat emptor!

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I'm going to have to go in and redo most of my offerings, as the more pieces that aren't on a sprue of some sort the more $$ it will be under the new structure. bear with me while I get thru putting all my models on sprues to get the coat back down. I fear several people will even be closing up their shops!!
MAY 22, 2017 - 07:34 PM
Hi Matt, That's what my source says he might do if it results in a 300% price change like he fears.
MAY 23, 2017 - 04:10 AM
I can't really see any major pricing changes on my products. I've always attached multiple parts on sprues as there always was a surcharge per part that wasn't attached. My prices certainly haven't come down, as they seem to hint would be the case. But then they haven't skyrocketed either.
MAY 24, 2017 - 04:16 AM
I have a few things up at Shapeways, and the pricing went down about 30%. The only complex part is a T-55 fan.
MAY 24, 2017 - 09:13 AM
I had a few that were lots of individual parts that went up like 500% (or more)... the majority of stuff did go down. I'll be redoing a few models in the coming weeks once the OT at work slows down a bit.
MAY 24, 2017 - 02:49 PM
For now, some of the more popular models I sell (the VIC systems) have gone down considerably. The VIC-5 went from about $10 to $7. Now I just need to go through and adjust everything (and maybe buy a few things) accordingly. And i just checked out one product and I was amazed at the price. Went from $25 down to $9.93! That's what? A 64% drop in price I think. I should've waited to buy it now instead of buying before the price change.
MAY 25, 2017 - 02:26 PM
My feelings as well. And I go for the extreme selection to get a better smoothness.
MAY 28, 2017 - 03:46 AM

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