3D Printing Cost API

We have HTTP API to get volume, surface area, thumbnail image, build time and bounding box.
NEW! Secure 3D View API for precious 3D meshes

Calculate the cost of 3D printed objects

Make one POST request : GET five calculation results. Costs you less than 1 cent. We charge 0% commission on your sales. Your shed, your price!


3D volume of the material used for making the object.

Surface Area

Account for the correct painting / finishing / casting cost.

Bounding Box

Identify the right printer bed size and the packaging size to ship that thing!

Build Time

Estimated time for 3D printing the object.

Thumbnail Images

XY, YZ and ZX projections rendered for your 3D object.

Secure 3D View

Allow buyers to interact with your precious 3D object without risking your source files!

Upload your 3D model!

Choose a 3D file (STL, 3DS, OBJ format).

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Computational results

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3D metrics

Volume Surface area Bounding box Build time Status


Secure 3D view

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What is the Secure 3D View API ?

When an object is displayed in a web browser the source 3D model file is downloaded to the client machine. The source file can easily get stolen.

If you have a web-store for precious 3D meshes such as jewelry design, custom wearable design or industrial equipment design then this is an ideal solution for you to thwart piracy and protect your IP.

Upload your 3D model to Manifold via the /render API and get secure 3D viewable content that be displayed in the web-browser without exposing the source 3D model file.

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