Formlab


  1. Find it

    A research project from School of Arts Gent. Supported by FWO.

     

    Kunsttoren, first floor
    Offerlaan 5, 
    9000 Gent

     

    It might be a good idea to make an appointment with Elias when you're going to do something experimental.
    Just send him an email.
    This way there will be more time to help you. 

     

    Elias Heuninck
    elias.heuninck@hogent.be
    09 243 36 08
     

     

    Introductory article on Formlab (Dutch)


  2. The Formlab is supported by:

    FWO (Fonds wetenschappelijk onderzoek)

    School of Arts Ghent

    RoboDK (Simulation and offline programming of robots)



  3. How much does it cost?

    3D printing with FFF printers:
     
    Calculation:
     
    ( filament weight(gr) * filament cost * filament multiplier )
      +
    ( machine time (hours) * machine time (hours) * machine time multiplier )

     

    Minimum amount: €1

     

    filament cost:

    - Economy PLA: €0,0132188 per gram
    - Standard PLA: €0,0316933 per gram
    - Special filament: €0,0450000 per gram

     

    filament multiplier: 

    - prints under 100g: filament cost for the full weight * 1,5
    - prints over 100g and under 500 gram: filament cost for the full weight * 1,35
    - prints over 500g: filament cost for the full weight * 1,2

     

    machine time multiplier:

    - machine time under 5 hours: €0,55 per hour
    - machine time over 5 and under 24 hours: €0,4 per hour
    - machine time over 24 hours: €0,25 per hours


  4. 3D printing with the projet printer: 

     

    Calculation:
     
    ( build material cost + support material cost ) * material multiplier )
      +
    ( machine time (in hours) * machine time cost ) 

     

     - build material cost: €515,70 per 2Kg

     - support material cost: €279,72 per 2Kg

     - material multiplier: 10% (build and support material * 1,1)

     - machine time multiplier: €0,55 per hour


  5. 3D printing with the Ember resin printer: 
     

    Calculation:
     
    ( resin amount (in liter) * resin cost * material multiplier )
      +
    ( machine time (in hours) * machine time multiplier )

     

    - resin amount: calculate the volume of your model in a 3D application. Then calculate this amount in liters:
    - Volume of 3D model (mm3) * ( 10 to the power of -6 )

    - resin cost: €108,00 per liter

    - material multiplier: 30%: material cost *1,3

    - machine time multiplier: €0,55 per hour


  6. Vacuum Forming

    Calculation:
     
    startup cost + ( plastic sheet cost * plastic sheet count * material multiplier )
      +
    ( machine time (minutes) * machine time cost )
     

    - startup cost: €2: only when vacuum form machine is used
    - plastic sheet cost: cost sheet, including VAT and transportation
    - material multiplier: 30%: item cost * 1,3
    - machine time cost: €5 per hour (€0,08333333 per minute)

     

    Plastic sheet prices:
    PETG CLEAR - FULL (1370 x 660) - 1mm: €13 per piece
    PETG CLEAR - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 1mm: €3,9 per piece
    PETG CLEAR - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 2mm: €6,63 per piece
    PETG CLEAR - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €9,62 per piece

    VIKUGLAS PMMA XT OPAAL - FULL (1370 x 660) - 3mm: €36,4 per piece
    VIKUGLAS PMMA XT OPAAL - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €10,4 per piece

    ALTUGLAS PMMA GROEN - FULL (1370 x 660) - 3mm: €54,6 per piece
    ALTUGLAS PMMA GROEN - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €15,6 per piece

    ALTUGLAS PMMA LICHTBLAUW - FULL (1370 x 660) - 3mm: €54,6 per piece
    ALTUGLAS PMMA LICHTBLAUW - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €15,6 per piece

    ALTUGLAS PMMA DONKERBLAUW - FULL (1370 x 660) - 3mm: €54,6 per piece
    ALTUGLAS PMMA DONKERBLAUW - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €15,6 per piece

    ALTUGLAS PMMA GEEL - FULL (1370 x 660) - 3mm: €54,6 per piece
    ALTUGLAS PMMA GEEL - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €15,6 per piece

    ALTUGLAS PMMA CRÈME - FULL (1370 x 660) - 3mm: €54,6 per piece
    ALTUGLAS PMMA CRÈME - WINDOW (500 x 500) - 3mm: €15,6 per piece

    PS WIT 900 glans/mat 1mm 2000X1200: €18,226 per piece
    PS WIT 900 glans/mat 1,5mm 2000X1200: €26,819 per piece 
    PS WIT 900 MAT/MAT 4mm 2000X1000: €45,30 per piece 
    PS ZWART 840 MAT/MAT 1mm 2000X1200: €20,49 per piece 
    PS ZWART 840 glangs/mat 1,5mm 2000X1200: €32,67 per piece

    PS ROOD 173 MAT/MAT 1mm 1200X1200: €20,49 per piece 
    PS ROOD 173 glans/mat 1,5mm 2000X1200: €32,67 per piece

    PS GROEN 843 MAT/MAT 1,5mm 2000X1200: €31,59 per piece

    PS BLAUW 5010 glans/mat 1,5mm 2000X1200: €32,67 per piece


  7. Milling

     

    Calculation:
     
    ( item cost * item count or item length (in centimeters) * material multiplier )
      +
    ( machine time (hours) * machine multiplier )

     

    - item count or item length: sheet items are counted per piece. Rectangular or square bars are counted per centimeter

    - material multiplier: 50%: item cost * item count * 1,5

    - machine multiplier: €5 per hour

     

    Aluminum prices

    Sheet: 280x140x8mm: €4,530 per piece

    Sheet: 300x260x5mm: €5,260 per piece

     

    square bar: 20x20mm 3m: €0,041 per centimeter

    square bar: 40x40mm 3m: €0,162 per centimeter

    square bar: 60x60mm 3m: €0,366 per centimeter

     

    rectangular bar: 80x30mm: €0,325 per centimeter

    rectangular bar: 80x40mm: €0,430 per centimeter

    rectangular bar: 150x15mm: €0,305 per centimeter

    rectangular bar: 200x10mm: €0,275 per centimeter

    rectangular bar: 200x20mm: €0,540 per centimeter


  8. Machines

    WobbleWorks3D printer (sort of)

    WobbleWorks
    3D printer (sort of)


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