All model costs are quoted. This information gives an idea what you should expect for pricing.

 

Price for Standard Laser Marked 1:24000, 1:12000, 1:6000 Scale USGS models   

                                              Model relief          Price per Suare Foot

                                               1" and less                     $240

                                               1"  to 2"                         $280

                                               2"  to 3"                        $320

                                               3"  to 4"                        $360

                                               4"  to 5"                        $400

                                               5"  to 6"                        $440

                                               6"  to 7"                        $480

 

Examples

1)  21" x 21", 1:240000 scale model of the area around the Goden Gate Bridge has 1480' of relief or .74" relief in the model.

   

     Model size: (21 x 21)/144=3.06 square feet,     Total Cost:     3.06 x 240= $734 

 

2) 18" x 24", 1:240000 scale  model of Mt St. Helens has model has 6900' of relief or 3.45" of relief in the model.

     Model size: (18 x24)/144=3 square feet                     Total Cost: 3 x 360=$1080  

 

Price includes: material (10 pound foam), data (scale, download, project, format). cutting, image data processing (download, merge, grayscale dither), coating for laser marking, laser marking, sealing, crating for shipping.  Price does not include  shipping.

 

 

 

 

 

Base Model Price

 

Base models are unpainted, cut topographic models. They are typically finished by model shops or landscape artists.

Base model cost=cost of material + cutting cost + data cost.

 

    Data Cost

     Data supplied in a machine compatible format such as STL or BIL requiring no modifiaction has no added data cost.

     There may be a charge for downloading public data, projecting the data, scaling the data and formatting the data for cutting.

     There may be a charge for converting DWG or DXF polyline contours to a solid model for cutting.

 

     Cost for Polyurethane Foam

      Board foot (BF) cost for polyurethane foam is (12/02/2014):

      10 pound density: $5.00/BF        20 pound density: $10.00/BF      30 pound density: $20.00/BF       70 pound density: $48.00/BF 

 

      Cutting Cost

      Typically, models cut with large diameter tools (1/2", 1/4", 1/8") and few contours cost less than models cut with smaller diameter tools (.07", .05",            .03", .015", .005"). Architect site models with few contours can have lower cost per square foot. Display models with high detail visual appearnce              may require smaller tool diameter and cost more.

                 

       Cutting Cost Per Square Foot Examples

 

    $84  52 steps, .05" tool, 1.02" relief, data STL file,            $264  smooth, .015" ball tool, .593" relief,    Mars MOLA data,

    34" x 44", 15 pound foam, 100 data points per inch          16" x 32" museum display model in plastic, 200 data points per inch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   $223  665 contours, .05" tool, 3.14" relief, 40" x 26"   $207  269 contours, .05" tool, USGS 10 meter data, 20 pound foam, 48" x 61",

   4 pound foam, 100 data points per inch, Aspen, CO     Ventura County, 160.9 countors per vertical inch, CAD rendering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    $223 472 steps, .05"tool, 3.3" relief, 30" x 42"                $266  484 steps, .07" tool, 3.17" relief, state park visitor center model,

    Boulder County, CO, 20 pound foam, 3:2 vertical             USGS lidar data, 30 pound foam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$768   smooth, 300 data points per inch, .013" ball tool, USGS SRTM data        Spain close up showing high resolution of the Space Shuttle Radar

57" x 46", plastic, mold master for pressure casting                                        Topography Mission data at 300 data points per inch