January 2020 Maker Box News


 

 

The December 2019 Explorer / Everything boxes featured the following filaments:

*Note some first month subscribers may have received different filaments for this  month. Information will be listed on the bags.


NinjaTek Eel - Black A flexible conductive filament.  How's that for exotic?  Enough said. 

Filoalfa Terracotta PLA A PLA blended with an additive for a unique Terracotta effect.  Available to Maker Box subscribers before launch!  

Plas3D Translucent Blue Polycarbonate A strong engineering material in a cool translucent blue color.  

Polymaker Teal Polysmooth Filament that prints at PLA settings but can be smoothed with isopropyl alcohol to created a part that looks injection molded.

 

The December  2019 Easy / Everything boxes featured FilamentPM PLA:

Graphite Black, Pearl Blue,

Pearl Green, Pearl Red

 

 

The November 2019 Explorer / Everything boxes featured the following filaments:

*Note some first month subscribers may have received different filaments for this  month. Information will be listed on the bags.

Toner HIPS Natural A dissolvable support material compatible with ABS and ASA

Atomic Filaments PLA - Golden Pearl A beautiful high quality PLA.   

TreeD Flexability - Orange A very flexible filament in a bright orange color.   

FilamentPM FRJET.  A Flame Resistant PETG


The November 2019 Easy / Everything boxes featured the following filaments:

ESUN PLA+  was the Easy feature this month.  Fire Engine Red, Silver, Gold, and Pine Green

Not sure what to print?

Many people wonder what to print with a 50g sample.  You may be surprised to find that many objects can be printed with 50g or less.  

Here is a thingiverse collection we have started with some ideas.  

Feel free to send us suggestions to add!

Link to Discounts Page

Looking for discounts on the filaments in the box?  Check the password on the paper in your box and go here.

Facebook Community

Want to know what everyone else is doing with their Maker Box samples?  The best place to join in the communication is our facebook group.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/MakerBoxCommunity/ 

Loyalty Programs

Aside from just offering awesome filaments every month, we offer several incentives for you to stick around!

1) Refer 3  new  members get a free box.  You can get info about that on your account page.

2) After 8 months of continuous membership, you get a free limited edition bonus filament.  This program started in January 2019, so the first free samples will be going out in August.

3) After 16 months of continuous membership, you get a free t-shirt.  Likewise, this program started in January 2019, so first free shirts are still a little ways out.

Tips on handling your sample

Welcome to the world of filament samples.  If you happen to be using 2.85, then read no further.  All you need to do is take off the zip ties.  If you're using 1.75mm, you may want some tips to prevent turning your nice sample into a rats nest.  

First, find something to put your sample on.  An empty spool laying around works just fine or you can be a bit fancier and print a spool holder.  We have some ideas in this thingiverse collection.  

If you're using a printable holder, you can probably just put the sample on the holder, remove twist ties and go. 

If you're being cheap like me, you're probably just using an old empty spool.  When I do this, I will remove the zip ties and then carefully, loop by loop, wrap it on to the spool.  If you hit a tangle, then usually the easiest solution is to walk the tangle through the loose part of the sample.  Remember, there are only about 40 loops on these samples, so walking a tangle out may be easier than you think. 

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