Our 3D print pricing calculator helps you estimate the cost of your 3D printing projects. By inputting material costs, print time, and other factors, you can get a detailed breakdown of expenses and recommended selling prices.

How This Calculator Works

User Input: You enter the material cost, print time (days, hours, minutes), electricity cost per hour, post-processing time, your hourly rate, profit margin percentage, and store cut percentage.

Calculations: The calculator calculates the total print time in hours, electricity cost for printing, post-processing cost based on your hourly rate, and total cost (material + electricity + post-processing).

Profit & Store Cut: It then calculates the desired profit amount based on the profit margin and the store cut amount based on the store cut percentage.

Recommended Price: Finally, it adds the total cost, profit amount, and store cut amount to determine the recommended selling price for your 3D print project.

Output: The calculator displays the total cost and the recommended selling price on the page.

Electricity Costs

Electricity Costs for 3D Printing: The electricity cost of 3D printing depends on your printer model, print settings, and local electricity rates. However, to give you a general idea, typical 3D printers consume between 50 watts and 600 watts while printing (Source: Raise3D - 3D Printing Cost: How Much Does A 3D Printer Cost?).

Assuming an average electricity rate of $0.15 per kWh in the US and £0.12 per kWh in the UK (source: Energy Information Administration for US and Office for National Statistics for UK - average rates may vary depending on your location), the estimated electricity cost per hour of printing could range from:

US: $0.0075 to $0.09 per hour UK: £0.0072 to £0.072 per hour

Important Note: This is just an estimate. The actual cost can be higher or lower depending on the factors mentioned earlier. To get a more accurate calculation for your specific situation, consider your printer's power consumption specifications, chosen print settings, and local electricity rates.