When our platform calculates pricing, we automatically factor in quantity discounts.
For 3D Printing
As you configure higher quantities, the unit cost will drop because you will have a lower set up fee. Note that because 3D printing scales linearly with material consumption and cleaning time, the high quantity cost savings will be lower for 3D printing than for other manufacturing methods, with the exception of Multi Jet Fusion and Select Laser Sintering, which both scale very well.
You will notice the largest cost savings when you configure from 1 to 5 qty because you are distributing CAM and setup costs.
If you are configuring for high quantities or approaching Production CNC, please message us in the chat window. Our instant cost-range estimates reflect prototyping CNC, so as you configure high quantities, you might notice the unit cost becoming drastically large. Don't be alarmed! Just let us know your needs and we will generate lower unit costs by quoting for Production CNC.
For Urethane Casting (RTV Molding)
Costs are most efficient in multiples of 20 qty (because each mold is good for about 20 castings, you will distribute the cost to create the mold). Quantities in the 20-500 range will yield optimal cost scaling for RTV.