This is to inform all concerned that the following policy is aplicable for utilization of 3D printing and laser cutting facilities, of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, IIT Bhilai.

a) Only consumables charges would be applied for the Institute’s internal users as per the following rate.

b) Complete fabrication charges are applicable for the external applicant as per the following guidelines.

Terms and Conditions:

1. The applicant needs to provide the requisition form along with the drawing/description of the object in a suitable format (if possible in .stl, .iges etc.).

2. A cost estimation would be given to the applicant based on the submitted model according to the rates below.

Charges, 3D printing:

S. No.Description of job workRate
1.Consumable charges
(a)3D Printing material (ABS)510 /- per inch3
(b)Base plate Charges210 /- per plate
(c)Support removal Charges328 /- per eco-tablet
2.Machine Utilisation Charges50 /- per hours

Charges, Laser Cutting:

S. No.Description of job workRate
1.Consumable (Sheet) chargesCharges are applicable as per availability of sheet of required thickness as per current market price.
2.Machine Utilisation Charges15 /- per minute

3. Taxes are not included in the rates. Applicable taxes will be added as per prevailing government norms wherever applicable.

4. For external customer: 100 % payment in advance shall be made by RTGS/NEFT/IMPS transfer to the account details provided by IIT Bhilai, at time of the work order submission.

5. Fabrication of the part/model will start only after the applicant agrees in writing to the terms and conditions and cost of fabrication.

6. Delivery date would be notified by the Faculty-in-charge, Mechanical Laboratory after order confirmation depending upon the complexity and size of the model.

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