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The purpose of this page is to give a rough estimate of what price range you should expect for each of our services. You will find examples of requests and their costs. The pricing of a request is more often than not complex and reliant on a number of variables that can not be known until we have one of our staff evaluate it. For services that have simple pricing, all the details will be on this page, for the rest you will need to use an alternative method to estimate the cost of a request. 

If you wish to get a more precise cost estimate and you know some details about your request (e.g. mass for 3D printing) you can use our order placing service Papercut (more info below) to get an estimate of the cost of that request. Alternatively, you can contact us and ask for a quote by emailing terrapinworks@umd.edu; one of our technicians will give you an estimate.

Contents


  1. How to pay for Prints and Services
  2. Use Papercut for Cost Estimates
  3. 3D printing
    1. Scale Testudo Statue for Cost Estimates
    2. Basic 3D Print Requests
    3. Advanced 3D Print Requests
  4. Subtractive Manufacturing
    1. Metalworking
    2. Woodworking
  5. Design Services
  6. Scanning Services
  7. Electrical Services

How to Pay for Prints and Services:


  1. Set up a payment account in Papercut:
    1. Personal accounts using a credit / debit card
      1. Members of the UMD community can deposit funds using a credit / debit card in Webcashier:  http://ter.ps/addfunds
      2. Guests outside of UMD should follow the instructions to set up an external account in Webcashier:  http://ter.ps/guestpc 
        1. Please note, there is an approval process that could take 24-36 hours.  Check your email to confirm the account creation and continue to the next step.  Once the guest account is created, deposit funds in Webcashier:  http://ter.ps/addfunds 
    2. Shared accounts for research / departmental spending - KFS
      1. To set up a new KFS account or to add users to an existing account, visit ter.ps/PcutKFS
  2. Pay in person with a credit / debit card or Terrapin Express at one of our lab locations
  3. Pay by Check (made payable to University of Maryland with memo notation Engineering IT

We do not accept cash.

We are unable to process credit card payments over the phone.

Item purchases are subject to Maryland’s 6% sales tax.

Use Papercut for Cost Estimates:


The service we use for placing requests/orders allows for cost estimates. This is mostly useful for 3D print requests. Services that charge per hour often can not be precisely determined until the service is complete.

The following is instructions for how to use Papercut to perform a cost estimate of a 3D print:

If you know the approximate mass of a print, you can click    and search for the machine you plan to order a print on. Clicking on the machine will open up a dialogue that allows you to fill out the details of your order. Selecting the material you wish to use, and entering an approximate mass, will allow you to get a live estimate for the cost of the print. The cost will vary with the exact mass of the final print, printer settings, and printer-specific processes.

Instructions for how to perform a cost estimate on papercut:

  1. Have an approximation of the mass of your print ready
  2. Go to our order platform Papercut (same link as button below)
  3. Sign in with CAS
  4. Look for the printer that you wish to use (Ctrl + F helps)
  5. Hover the image of the printer so that the "Start Order" button appears
  6. Click "Start Order"
  7. Fill out material and mass in the form that pops up
  8. Look in the upper right hand corner for an approximate cost breakdown

GO TO PAPERCUT AND ESTIMATE COST

3D Printing:


 

Scale Testudo Statue for Cost Estimates

Calculating the cost of a print can be difficult as there are many factors that go into its creation (e.g. material, time spent preparing the file, mass of the print). For reference, we have calculated the cost of a testudo statue (pictured right) of a size of 54mm x 71mm x 69mm as printed on each machine at default settings. Values can be found in the tables below. 

This is meant to serve as a "ball-park" estimate for your orders.

Note: For machines with a "*" after the name, a smaller-sized print was used.

Scale Testudo

 

Basic 3D Print Requests


Fast and Affordable Prototyping

Printer Material Price per gram Price of one Standard Testudo Image
Makerbot Rep 5th Gen PLA $0.10/g $5.83
Makerbot Rep 2 Cheetah (Flexible PLA) $0.20/g $6.80
Makerbot Rep + PLA $0.10/g $5.83
Makerbot Rep z18 PLA $0.10/g $5.83
Cheetah, semi-flex, ninja-flex : $0.20/g
Glow in the dark : $0.10/g

Advanced 3D Print Requests


Variety in materials and technologies

Printer Material Price of one Standard Testudo Image
Dremel 3D45 Polysmooth $12.67
Formlabs Form 2 Clear V4 Resin $64.70
Formlabs Fuse 1 Nylon Powder $13.50
HP Jet Fusion 580 HR CB PA 12 $38.49
MakerGear M3 Independent Dual PLA $12.08
Markforged Mark Two Onyx $76.50
Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT+ * IP-S $152.00
Prusa MK3S PLA $11.70
Raise 3D N2 Plus PLA $8.34
Stratasys Fortus 400mc PPSF $107.88
Stratasys Objet 30 Vero $72.70
Stratasys Objet 500 Connex3 Vero + Agilus 30 + MED610 $140.13
Ultimaker 3 PLA $12.08
Zortrax M200 HIPS $5.20
Zortrax M300 HIPS $3.80
3D Systems ProX DMP 200 * Inconel $613.40

 

Subtractive Manufacturing


Metalworking


Comissioned Service:

Standard ordering of work to be done on metal parts. Performed by TW staff.

When service is provided by a TW technician
Machine Cost
Protomax WaterJet $25.00/hr + $1.00/lb of garnet
EZ Router $45.00/hr
All other hand operated and CNC machines $45.00/hr

Self Service:

Most metalworking  machines are allowed to be used by students themselves with adequate training (only appies to hand-operated machines, not CNC). Reserving equipment is required.

When machine is reserved and used by trained student themselves
Machine Cost
All manual/hand operated machines FREE

 

Woodworking


Coming soon!

 

Design Services


Contact us for a quote! Email: terrapinworks@umd.edu with information about your project.

 

Scanning Services


Scanning projects are a complex process and need to be evaluated case by case.

Minimum charge of $25, contact us for a quote [insert link]. 

 

Electrical Services


Use of our electronics equipment in the Instructional Electronics Shop is FREE!

Custom PCB manufacturing:

Contact us for a quote! Email: terrapinworks@umd.edu with information about your project.


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