3D Printing/ Delivery times and prices

Here you will find all of the information you’ll need when it comes to 3D printing and delivery times, 3D print price and payment methods, as well as delivery methods we offer.

We also explain the different level of production that we offer for white polyamide.

The information is available in the following categories:

  • 3D Printing Prices
  • Production Modes
  • Payment Methods
  • Delivery and Lead Times
Do you want to know how much your 3D printing project will cost you? It’s very simple, you just need to upload your 3D model here . You will instantly get a quote.
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3D Printing Price

The price of your 3D print is automatically calculated the moment you upload your 3D file to our site. The calculations are interactive and will change as you modify your object. To see the price of your 3D print in just a couple clicks, simply sign up and upload your 3D file .

3D Printing production modes

For our plastic material, we offer different production methods depending on your needs:

  • Standard Production
    Production: Your 3D file is placed in our normal production workflow and its production time depends on the space available in our printers.
    – Delivery times: Delivery times depends on the material you chose. For white plastic it’s 2 or 3 days. For other materials check “Delivery and lead times” below
    – Lead time: A lead time is announced when you pass the order.
    – Price: Check our standard prices
  • Express Production
    – Production: Your file is placed in our production workflow as a high priority in order to be 3D printed as soon as physically possible.
    – Delivery times: In most cases your object is 3D printed within 48 hours (after reception of your payment if you’re paying with a cheque or wire transfer and after approval of your 3D file by our production team).
    – Lead time: lead times guaranteed: if we don’t respect the provided date, the difference between express standard printing service will be reimbursed
    – Price: this premium service is available with an extra cost compared to standard prices.
    – Use restriction: This option is only available for raw white plastic. Maximum dimensions of your design have to be 290x290x290 mm.
  • Economical Production
    – Production: Your 3D file is placed in our normal production workflow and its production time depends on the space available in our printers.
    – Delivery times: Your object will be printed within ten days, once the printing process has started.
    – Lead time: No lead times guarantee.
    – Price: The main benefit is to offer you a better price (up to 30% discount) in comparison to Standard Production
    – Use restriction: This option is only available for white plastic, with all the finishes. Color Resist and Color Touch finishes not available for this option. The price must be higher than $10, per object.

Understand 3D Printing Costs

The pricing is based on a series of factors, including: volume of the object, amount of raw material used, added human work (mostly for our finishes) and multiple other factors, that you will discover in details.

If you want to learn more about how is calculated the cost of a 3D printing at Sculpteo please go to our page: Understand your 3D Printing price

Reducing 3D Printing Costs

Many factors affect an object’s 3D printing price. It is however possible to reduce your 3D print cost to fit your project’s budget:

      • Choose the correct material and finish for your project’s needs. The base costs and finishing processes differ between each material, higher raw material cost and longer the 3D printing times increase the cost of your 3D prints.
      • Reduce the amount of raw material used. With our hollowing tool you can reduce the price of your 3D print in just a few clicks.
      • Choose economy mode : this option is available on polyamide only. Economy mode is a good fit if you don’t need your object to be delivered on an exact date. You can save between 1 and 30% on the price of your 3D prints compared to standard mode.
      • Take advantage of our automatically calculated volume discounts for your 3D prints:

        – 5 to 10 copies: 3% discount

        – 10 to 50 copies: 5% discount

        – 50 to 100 copies: 7% discount

        – for more than 100 copies, please enquire

        – Batch Control option: the price per unit of your series 3D prints in plastic will be reduced greatly using this option. Batch Control can be activated if you increase your unit quantity to 20 or more. This option allows you to optimize your object position in the 3D printing batch and thus to get the best price.

To reduce the 3D printing cost, we give you 10 easy tips to follow.

Payment Methods

Paypal, Stripe and Credit Card

It is possible to pay through Paypal. You can also pay via credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Carte Bleu) using Stripe, a secure payment system, if you are in a Member State of the European Community, Switzerland or Norway.

Bank transfer

It is possible to choose bank transfer to pay your order. Banking transfer option is available for any payment above $100 or 100€ or £100. Your order can only enter production after we have received payment. All wired funds must be net of banking fees, which are your responsibility. Please provide your Order Reference as a comment. This will help us match payments to order more quickly. Use the following bank details for transfer in euros or in sterling pounds : Holder: SCULPTEO  Bank Name: SOCIETE GENERALE  Bank Adress: Rungis Entreprises 4, allée de l’Astrolabe Parc SILIC Orly Rungis, 94150 RUNGIS  Bank Code: 30003  Sort Code: 04177  Account Number: 00020027234  RIB Key: 54 Bank transfers from Overseas should use the following:  IBAN: FR76  3000  3041  7700  0200  2723  454  BIC: SOGEFRPP Use the following bank detail for transfer in US dollar : Holder: SCULPTEO  Bank Name: Credit Agricole  Bank Adress: 16 Boulevard Voltaire – 92130 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX – FRANCE  IBAN: FR76 1820 6001 8865 0141 4649 562  BIC: AGRIFRPP882 We don’t accept bank transfers in any other currencies.


If you’re living in France and paying in euros you can send us a cheque to pay your order. The cheque should be addressed to SCULPTEO. Once we received your payment, it will enter into production. We thank you to mention your Order Reference and your Username on the back of your cheque. It will help us to link your payment to your order. Your payment should be sent to the following address: SCULPTEO – ACCOUNTING  10 rue Auguste Perret 94800 VILLEJUIF – FRANCE

Sculpteo Credit

Sculpteo credit is given to affiliated sites and to shops on our site. The margin of objects sold in your boutique will be reimbursed through Sculpteo Credit.

Pre-Payed Coupons

You can also pay for your object using pre-payed coupons . Coupons are available in $10, $25, $100, or $200. The different options allow you to choose the price that’s right for you.

Delivery and Lead Times

Estimated Object Arrival Times

3D Printing/Processing Times

The 3D printing process begins as soon as the order is completed. Processing time is added to shipping time to give the arrival time.

The 3D printing time depends primarily on the material you choose and the time at which you place your order:

      • Plastic: average processing time of 2 to 3 days. An additional 24 to 48 hours is required for polished and painted pieces.
      • Grey Plastic: average processing time of 6 to 7 days.
      • Multicolor: average processing time of 2 to 3 days. An additional 24 to 48 hours is required for varnished pieces.
      • Resin Polyjet: average processing of 4 to 5 days. An additional 24 to 48 hours is required for painted pieces.
      • Resin CLIP: average processing of 4 to 9 days.
      • Alumide: average processing time of 6 to 7 days.
      • Sterling Silver: average processing time of 15 to 21 days.
      • Brass: average processing time of 15 to 21 days.

3D printing times can vary, depending on 3D printer batch availability. The accurate shipping estimation is provided at checkout. 

3D print delivery time

It is possible to follow your object through every step of the 3D printing process on our order tracking page.

Delivery Times and Pricing

The delivery time depends on the shipping option chosen at checkout. 

If you choose two different delivery modes, such as Standard and Express, our service will treat it as two separate orders. Thus, you will pay the shipping fees twice.

If you order parts made with two different materials, there will be only one shipping date, based on the material which takes more time.

Shipping Options

Country of Destination

The shipment is insured in all countries served by UPS or TNT, depending on which one fits best for your order. The shipping and payment addresses do not need to be in the same country. Yet note that the Sales Taxes will be determined according to the destination country.

However, for reasons outside our control, shipping cannot be insured in Russia. For more information, consult UPS or TNT.

Pickup in our production centers

For some materials only, you can directly pick up your 3D prints at our offices:

    • in San Leandro (Californie – USA): The Gate #258 1933 Davis Street, San Leandro 94577 CA. Open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
    • in Villejuif (France): 10 rue Auguste Perret 94800 Villejuif. Open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm.

You will immediately receive an email when your 3D print is available for pickup.

Courier delivery

If you are ordering with Rush production, you can choose to be delivered by our courier. The courier delivers zone is around our production centers:

    • Californie – USA: courier delivery in San Francisco between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
    • France: courier delivery in Paris and in a 30km range around our factory. Delivery between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm for business and personal address.

You will receive an automatic email when your 3D print will be given to a courier. If you’re not there when the courier is coming, your parcel will be available for pickup the day after starting at 2.00 pm.

Prices and Delivery Times

Country of Destination:

  • France*: 13.99 € / 1 day (UPS Shipping)
  • United Kingdom: 13.99 € / 1 day (UPS Shipping)
  • Switzerland: 18 € / 2 days (UPS Shipping)
  • Other Countries in the EU: 12 € / 2 days (UPS Shipping)
  • United States: 6.00 € / 2 days (UPS Shipping)
  • Canada: for orders less than 300€ it’s 35€, for orders between 300€ and 1.000€, it’s 6.50€. For all orders above 1.000€, shipping is free
  • Rest of the World: 40.00€ if the order is less than 40.00 €, 25.00 € if the order is greater than 40.00€ / 2 days (UPS Shipping)

* Colissimo Rapid Shipping available (for orders under 150€/$/£): 7.50 €/ 2 days

Please notice that if your order is over 1000€/$/£, shipping is free!
Outside the European Union, supplementary taxes may apply. Our prices do not account for these supplementary charges and are thus the responsibility of the customer. 

Taxes depend on the general product nomenclature determined by the French government. Below we’ve provided the NGP (Nomenclature Générale des Produits) code for each of our available materials.

      • 39269097: Alumide, Plastic, Resin
      • 69139010: Multicolor
      • 71131100: Sterling Silver
      • 69139010: Ceramic

For more information on taxes, we recommend contacting the Customs agency in the country you will be shipping your objects.

Please keep in mind that we do not deliver to PO Box addresses

Ready to make your 3D model a reality?

Upload your 3D file, select the materials and finishing options, and let our professional 3D printing service handle the rest. Your parts are delivered to your door in a matter of days. Get your 3D printed parts today.