Engaging 3D Creative Workshops
If you would like to find out how or whether 3D Creative Workshops can help you with your project, just get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can set up an initial meeting - usually over Skype (unless you're nearby!) - and discuss what's on hand.
A minimum charge of £54 applies to all jobs.
Terms of Egagement
Any form of engagement of 3D Creative Workshops, including but not limited to a request, a meeting, a discussion, a call for tender, a quotation request or an order placed, shall be taken as a Client’s acceptance of all terms set out on this page. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with these terms. All Clients are required to sign an agreement which includes these (or negotiated) terms before any work commences.
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Due to the innovative nature of 3D Creative Workshops’s business, all Clients are required to sign an NDA before any work commences or even before we will enter into any discussions. Our NDA can be downloaded here:
Terms and Conditions
Our basic hourly rate is £60 + VAT per man-hour. New clients may receive generous discretionary discounts depending on the projected duration of our engagement. (Come talk to us to find out!)
A day rate of around £300 + VAT per staff member engaged may be negotiated for some projects.
We will also consider retainer models over longer periods, where our schedules allow.
Simple projects may be quoted on an individual basis.
When 3D Creative Workshops handle third-party processes, materials or bills on a client's behalf, a 25% handling fee will be charged by us on the third-party fee.
Roughly how much?
We're in the business of developing innovative new products using the most cutting-edge technologies. You are here because what you want to do is so new that very few people even know where to start. So there are no 'rough estimates' in this business. To give you an idea of what it might cost to engage 3D Creative Workshops in developing fine jewellery pieces using 3D printing, see our Sample Pricing.
Works will only commence upon payment of the requirement deposit - in general 50% of the estimated cost of the work package commissioned. Subsequent work will be released up on full payment of the balance billed only.
Ongoing projects will be billed on a monthly basis. You will be issued with an invoice for the past month-long period's work at the end of each month. The invoice will be payable within 7 days.
Shorter projects will be billed upon completion per agreement and are payable within 7 days.
After 7 days from date of issue, unpaid invoices will incur 10% interest on the total amount outstanding.
Monies outstanding for more than 28 days will incur a further 20% interest.
If your invoice and/or any interest charged remain unpaid after 2 calendar months from the first issue date of the invoice, legal proceedings may be entered into.
3D Creative Workshops reserves the right to cease work on all of a Client's projects if any one invoice becomes overdue.
All our charges will incur VAT. Our VAT registration number is GB142010087.
Typically, a 50% non-refundable deposit will be payable on any production costs quoted before work commences.
Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
1. When engaging the services of 3D Creative Workshops, the Client understands and agrees that all Intellectual Property Rights and Copyrights pertaining to designs, sketches, models (electronic and otherwise), prototypes, finished products, concepts, innovative production approaches, innovative manufacturing processes and written materials generated remain with 3D Creative Workshops, in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
2. Due to the innovative nature of 3D Creative Workshops’s business, all Clients are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement when engaging 3D Creative Workshops.
3.1. 3D Creative Workshops reserve the right, and by default require of all Clients, to identify:
a. ‘3D Creative Workshops’ as having developed and/or produced the work, and
b. the individual designer (e.g. ‘John Edwards’) as the designer of the work
at every instance of exhibition of the physical product or photographic representation thereof, worldwide, including but not limited to an exhibition, on a catwalk, on sale in a shop, in a collection, in a catalogue, in advertising or on a web site.
3.2. 3D Creative Workshops shall provide the Client with exact wording relating to each product or project.
3.3. Clause 3.1.a. may be waived at an agreed fee.
3.4. Clause 3.1.b. is non-negotiable where 3D Creative Workshops owns the copyright over a non-‘pre-designed’ product as qualified in Clauses 7.2. through 7.4. below.
4.1. A Client becomes the owner of a physical prototype or product only once all agreed fees are paid.
4.2. Ownership of a prototype or product includes the non-exclusive right to exhibit and market of the physical product or photographic representations thereof only.
4.3. Ownership of a prototype or product excludes copyright, and any form of reproduction of the physical object is not permitted.
4.4. Exclusive rights to exhibit and market a product for a specified duration may be granted at an agreed fee and royalties payable.
4.5. Such exclusive rights will come into force only once the agreed fee is paid in full, and will cease when a Client fails to pay any subsequent fees in accordance with the terms agreed, or if any of the agreed terms are breached.
5.1. 3D Creative Workshops retains ownership of all electronic files generated by them, including but not limited to renderings, 3D CAD models, vector files, mesh files, STL files and documentation.
5.2. A Client may apply for access and use of specific electronic files for defined purposes at an agreed fee and terms.
5.3. Terms relating to access to electronic files will include a requirement of the Client to produce a Non-Disclosure Agreement signed by all third parties involved.
5.4. 3D Creative Workshops is under no obligation to grant such access and may abstain from entering any such negotiations if transference of copyright is deemed a more appropriate approach to the situation.
5.5. Such access will come into force only once the agreed fee is paid in full and all terms met, and will cease when a Client fails to pay subsequent fees in accordance with the terms agreed, or if any of the agreed terms are breached.
6.1. 3D Creative Workshops retains all reproduction rights to products designed and/or developed and/or produced by them.
6.2. If a Client requires to reproduce a specific item, this should be discussed with 3D Creative Workshops.
6.3. 3D Creative Workshops will provide a written quotation and/or suggested approach for reproduction upon request.
6.4. If a Client prefers to have a product reproduced elsewhere and not to engage 3D Creative Workshops to manage production, the Client should make an application to 3D Creative Workshops for transference of copyright at an agreed fee.
7.1. Whilst 3D Creative Workshops retains ownership of the copyright and all electronic files, where a Client has commissioned the production of a pre-designed product, 3D Creative Workshops grants the Client exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide exhibition and marketing of the physical product or photographic representations thereof, granted that
a. all fees due to 3D Creative Workshops are paid, and
b. that ‘3D Creative Workshops’ is identified as having developed and/or produced the product as set out in Clauses 3.1. and 3.2..
7.2. A commissioned product shall be deemed pre-designed when a Client engages 3D Creative Workshops with reasonably clear drawings and descriptions of the envisaged end product, and little interpretation is required to realise the design.
7.3. Products designed by 3D Creative Workshops in response to more open-ended design briefs from a Client, for example thematic guidelines, shall not be deemed pre-designed and the Client shall not enjoy automatic exclusive rights.
7.4. Where 3D Creative Workshops is engaged to solve a technical and/or design problem through innovation, the product shall not be deemed pre-designed and the Client shall not enjoy automatic exclusive rights.
1. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Scotland. All Clients of 3D Creative Workshops expressly agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
2. In the event that 3D Creative Workshops believes a Client has breached or attempted to breach any of the terms set out in this document, 3D Creative Workshops will inform the Client in writing and grant the Client thirty (30) days to make amends before initiating legal action.
3. In the event that a Client believes the Client has suffered losses or damages by any cause of action relating to the Client's engagement of 3D Creative Workshops, the Client agrees to inform 3D Creative Workshops in writing and grant 3D Creative Workshops thirty (30) days to make amends before initiating any action.
4. Any form of engagement of 3D Creative Workshops, including but not limited to a request, a meeting, a discussion, a call for tender, a quotation request or an order placed, shall be taken as a Client’s acceptance of all terms set out in this document.
5. Any party, including but not limited to a natural person or a company, engaging 3D Creative Workshops as qualified in Clause 4 shall be deemed a Client for the purposes of this document.