Quote and pricing
Quoting a prospective project is
usually free of charge and good for 60 days by default.
In most cases a quote is a firm fixed price. Also, for
selected services, a quote might be based on an hourly rate
($105.00), or a daily rate ($850), or a square ft rate
(for architectural models). A firm fixed price includes minor changes/adjustments
to the completed Model. Minor changes are those requiring less than one working day of total additional time. Changes requiring in excess of one working day or
requested in addition to the original agreement are considered major changes and will be billed at $105.00/hour
The completed changes have to be approved by the customer
in writing via e-mail or by
signing the approval form.
Firm fixed price does not include delivery, or
shipping/handling. In most cases the cost of shipping or
delivery is TBD (to be determined) pending the exact
number, dimensions and weight of the packed/crated
shipments. A crating fee might be applied. Company is
willing to put the customers in direct contact with the
shipping carrier/agent or welcomes customer's own
shipping arrangements. All costs associated with
shipping/handling or delivery will be added to the final
quote is usually free of charge. However Company
reserves the right to apply service and/or consulting
fee in certain situations, such as: elaborate quoting process, "low probability"
project inquiry, inquiry with no further response,
concealed competition or shopping for a lowest bidder.
Service/consulting fee will be calculated based on time
and effort spent, value of consulting and, in some
cases, compensation for the loss of profit.
All reference materials must be submitted by customer. Customer is fully responsible for legality (including copyright etc.), content, and accuracy of submitted reference materials. Search for reference materials or additional reference materials can be provided at a charge of $105.00 per hour plus cost of purchased literature. Purchased literature is a property of
the Customer and will be released to
the Customer after project's completion or cancellation.
The Model/Master fabrication is based on briefing with customer and reference materials.
The Model/Master is considered in fabrication upon signing the job agreement by customer and receiving the deposit payment unless agreed payment conditions are “Full payment upon completion” which applicable for Government jobs only.
Company utilizes the services of outside manufacturers and suppliers, and thus cannot be responsible for changing costs, time of order turnaround or other terms and conditions of third party providers. Any additional charges due to third party providers or outside sources will be responsibility of customer.
Company does not responsible for delay in project’s fabrication caused by customer’s actions. Company reserves the right to put
project fabrication on hold due to a delayed deposit or progress payment, or provision of requested reference materials.
Company does not claim to keep any rights or copyright to
commissioned Model/Master, its replicas and collateral
products. At the moment of receiving a full payment for ordered Model/Master all rights are being transferred automatically to the Customer in their entirety, no additional certification for the transfer of the above rights is required.
Company reserves the right not to release the Model/Master and collateral products and materials unless
paid in full. Company also reserves the right not to release these collateral
and intermediate products and materials, release of
which might put at risk Company's profits or trade
secrets. Such materials and products include, but not
limited to: intermediate masters, molds, other
physical tooling, drawings, native (original) graphic
files, original artwork, native (original) 3D digital
files, 3D digital models configured for direct production as well
as 3D digital tooling.
Company reserves the right to photograph, duplicate, and utilize images of fabricated Model/Master for Company’s own marketing and advertisement purposes unless
All reference materials, sketches, drawings,
3D data, images and
descriptions submitted for quotation purposes and
production are confidential by default
and will not be disclosed to a third party whenever a prospective job will be awarded to
the Company or not.
Images of an end product and collateral products
subjects to patent pending, as well as litigation models
and models representing confidential/classified subjects will not be used for
Company's marketing and advertising by default until
above images are released for public view and use of
above images is permitted by the Customer in writing.
Cancellation of project can be made by
Customer at any time. If project been cancelled, Customer
is responsible for cancellation fee in amount of 10% of total agreed price and for compensation of the time spent for Model/Master
design and fabrication so far at $105.00/hour or
Project fabrication can be put on hold upon Customer’s request, pending
approval, changes in design, reference materials
preparation or for other reason. In case of pending fabrication for the period more than
two calendar weeks, the
Customer will be responsible for a partial payment compensating
for a work completed so far.
In case of pending fabrication for the period of one
calendar month or more, a monthly storage fee might be
applied to compensate the Company for storage and
maintenance of the pending model, especially if the
model is oversized. A fee for storing a model/s starts from $125/month
and depends on the size of the model and specifics of
Model's Handling and Maintenance
fragile by nature, even high durability trade show
models. Models require
gentle handling and proper maintenance. A model should
be stored/displayed in controlled environment, at a room
temperature, and being kept away from direct sunlight and
UV radiation. Some model's components,
often most of the components might be made of resin and
plastics, susceptible to a physical shock and can
break and shatter if a model is dropped or hit. All
resins and many plastics are also susceptible to the temperatures
higher than 71 - 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Company does not provide a warranty for fabricated Models and does not accept responsibility for
the damages occurred as a result of mishandling and/or poor maintenance. Company also does not accept responsibility for
Models lifetime unless stated otherwise. Repairs can be provided at a charge of $105.00/hour.
Payments and payment terms
standard payment terms are 50% upfront, 50% upon
completion. "Full payment upon completion" terms might be
applied to Government jobs only. Orders placed by
individuals (non-corporate clients), international
orders and orders for total amount less than $10,000 must be
are to be made in accordance with the agreement and invoices submitted.
A payment for the invoice with the term "Upon receiving"
is expected no later than in 10 days. Shipping & handling costs and taxes as required are added to invoice. Payment may be made by company check, money order, cashier’s check or cash. Company accepts Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal
(for individual customers).
A charge of $52.00 will be assessed in the event of a returned draft.
A monthly penalty in amount of 10% of total agreed price will be added to any payment not made by the due date.
A penalty for further non-payment will be calculated based on the
total agreed amount and previously applied penalties. In the event Company employs an attorney or/and collection professionals to collect unpaid full or partial balance, Customer shall be responsible for all costs of collection including attorney’s fees, collection fees and expert witness fees.
The collection cost along with late charges and
other applicable fees will be added to the un-paid
balance when above balance will be placed for
Company reserves the right to withhold or repossess the
model or other products in the event of non-payment.
Customer shall be responsible for the costs of
repossession and storing, which will be added to the unpaid balance
and placed for collection.
Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Service
and Conditions of Service apply on all projects and
prevail over all other terms and policies. By placing
inquiry, request for quote or an order customer
agrees to the above terms and conditions.