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My Craftbot Plus Craftware slicer estimates cost per job based on filament prices I add as parameters. What costs per meter would you use? I created spreadsheets to calculate this for 1.75mm diameter filament and arrived at PLA = 6.6 cents per meter, ABS = 6.1 and PET XT = 18.6 cents per meter.

Edit: thanks for feedback! I paid \$22 per kilogram for PLA and ABS. I paid \$57 for .75 kilogram of Colorfab XT Black.

You might want to specify 1.75mm or 3mm filament. Although it's easy enough to calculate both. – Ryan Carlyle – 2016-06-29T18:18:01.710

2A quick note from the economist part of my brain: While the raw material cost (and energy, etc.) is a contributor to product

cost, the productpricehas to be based on consumer demand. Craft fairs, and etsy.com, are littered with stuff priced by labor cost and unsold because nobody wants it. – Carl Witthoft – 2016-06-30T11:20:43.513I pay 36 euro for a spool (2.85 mm) of 90m PLA. That is 0.4 euro/meter. And that's a fact. And it's a lot higher than the numbers you guys are stating here. – Petra Van OOrsel – 2018-01-30T07:16:13.520