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.
    This way there will be more time to help you. 

     

    Elias Heuninck
    formlab@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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