Using the 3d quote calculator

Instructions on how to use the instant 3D Quote Calculator

1. Upload a Part

In order to order 3D printing, you need to visit the cost calculation page. It is important to understand that in order to calculate the cost, you must have a 3D model . Without a 3D model, placing an order will not work.

Supported file formats :  STL, OBJ, WRL, STEP (.stp), IGES (.igs), 3MF, DXF, . zip (Models and Textures)
File size should not exceed 100 MB

Materials currently available: PLA or PETG but additional costs may be added for higher temperature / specialist plastic

After you have uploaded your file, you will need to confirm your settings, here you can choose your location and currency and the unit of measurement the model has been designed in, providing an email address is optional. Once completed click confirm and continue.

2. Materials and Post-Processing

Step 1:
Select what type of 3d printing service you require, we only offer 3D Printing, so select this option and click “Proceed”.

Step 2: 
Choose the type of material you want the part printed in, you have 2 options, PLA or PETG, select one and click “Proceed”.

Step 3:
Choose a colour, from the listed options and click “Proceed”. (Finish is clicked by default and this is if support material is required during printing this will be removed prior to shipping.)

Step 4:
This is where you can set the resolution of the layer height and the infill for strength of the model. To view these options, select the additional parameter cog icon. Once you have selected the Infill and Resolution, click “Set Parameters”.

If you have anything else to add, then please enter them into the “Additional notes” box.

Step 5:
If you are happy with everything the click “Checkout”, (there is an option to add more than one model for the quote if required, this is indicated under the up arrow called “Add more”)

3. Request for Quotation

You will see your cart details on the left side and on the right side is a delivery address form, this needs to be completed to validate your quote. You will also need to select your delivery method, please note, if you are local to Northfield, there is an option to collect but I would advise selecting “Home delivery”.  You can choose standard delivery or Express delivery.

You just need to click on the “Im not a robot” and then click “Validate Quote Request”.

Once you have submitted your quote request, you should receive an email confirmation from Seekmake – the developers behind this quote calculator.

In order to keep track of your order, click on “Go to Dashboard” to view the status:

You can do many things here, you can message me, view and in-depth of cost breakdown, share the quote, or cancel the quote (these options are under the actions heading)

5. Payment

This is the payment screen, where you can enter your card details. We use stripe for all of our payments as this is very secure and it means we can offer alternative payment methods.

For business customers we provide the option to pay by invoice, if you click the link below the total price then an invoice will be generated and will download in the form of a pdf

6. PDF Invoice Example