I'm not looking to walk into an argument. But firstly, no I'm not selling my .stl files.Any chance you'd be willing to sell just the .stl files used for printing? and if so, how much?
While I would like a drop in tray for my center console, I am not willing to spend $35 plus $10 shipping for what is essentially around $1 to $2 in printed plastic that I could print on my own. I am not trying to argue against the value of what you have designed, and I get that you are probably using this to help subsidize the cost of the printer, only that I personally am not willing to pay that much.
If not, that's totally cool and I understand, I'm just looking to save myself the time and trouble of having to design one on my own.
Look, I wasn't trying to start an argument, really. For me, a quality roll of ABS costs $20 MAX and I have no issues printing parts of that size and larger every time. And like I stated, I wasn't looking to undervalue what you are doing, the only value I put to anything was the actual plastic that I estimated to be about 100g or so...I'm not looking to walk into an argument. But firstly, no I'm not selling my .stl files.
Secondly, you are undervaluing the amount of filament needed. My 13 hour prints use up a good chunk of a $50 spool of Ultimaker ABS. If it was costing $1 to $2 in printed plastic, I would be selling the trays *a lot* cheaper. These sales do very little to subsidize the cost of my printer, and that's not why I sell them and not why I got the printer. I offer parts to others that I made because I wanted them too for my car. I've tried cheaper materials from other brands in my printer and in some other printers I've had access to. Cheap filament is ok for smaller parts, but for the amount of print time needed to make these trays I end up with warped junk before the print completes. Very frustrating and frankly the price would be very similar with the cheap filaments because of the extremely high scrap rate. I've been getting a 1:1 ratio with the good stuff I use with parts coming out 99% true to design.
Thirdly, for white trays I've dropped the price because I came across a deal that cost me less than $50/spool on the filament. If my prices aren't for you, that's ok. But undervaluing what I'm making isn't cool with me. This isn't injection molding. Good printing materials with good yield are not cheap. You get what you pay for, at least in my experience. An oil painting artist can't compete with the cost of printing replica posters, but that doesn't make his oil paintings any less time consuming or costly to make.
Really? Name calling? Why? /sighWow, what a lazy useless ****.