Benchmarks show large price differences between 3D printing suppliers


To get good prices for your 3D printing parts, you need to find the right service provider for each request. A benchmark from ETH Zurich1 shows price differences of up to 96% for the same part in the same material built by the same technology.

But, depending on the order, different providers are price competitive. At quantity 1, provider A is cheaper, at 100 provider B.

Therefore, for each part several quotations should be compared.

1 E.g. Baldinger, M.; Duchi, A.: Price benchmark of laser sintering service providers. In: High Value Manufacturing - Advance research in virtual and rapid prototyping. 2013. p. 37-42

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  • Selection of the right 3D printing technology
  • Identification of the most suitable service providers out of more than 250 suppliers
  • Collection of quotations in a comparable format

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Prototypes in stainless steel

  • Volume per part: 35 cm3
  • Bounding box per part: 3.8 x 9.0 x 3.6 cm3
  • Number of parts: 38
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • 3D Printing technology: Laser Melting

Final parts in polyamide 12

  • Volume per part: 5.33 cm3
  • Bounding box per part: 3.7 x 1.05 x 4.4 cm3
  • Number of parts: 200
  • Material: Polyamide 12
  • 3D Printing technology: Laser Sintering