October 2019 Maker Box News


 

 

The October 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.


Taulman 645 Nylon - Black An awesometechnical material. Taulman 645 Nylon features high strength and temperature resistance. It is also relatively low warp for a nylon so it's pretty easy to print.  Taulman uses dye rather than carbon black for colorant to maintain optimal strength. 

Esun Esilk Jacinth A PLA blend with a beautiful shine and a unique color.  

Greengate3D PET-G Clear A PETG made from 100% recycled material.  Made in the USA.  This PETG has the added benefit of being slightly lower temp and easier to process due to the additional recycling melt cycle

Filastruder Veracity Pro PLA  You are probably most familiar with Filastruder from their filament recycling machine.  But they also offer spooled filament. Veracity is so named because they are fully transparent with the source and each spool is labeled with the chart for diameter for the entire run.

 

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

Push Plastic PLA was the Easy feature this month.  The colors were an 80s blast.  Fluorescent yellow, Fluorescent Green, Fluorescent Pink, and Granite.  

 

 

The September 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.

DasFilament Mettalic Blue PETG A high quality PETG in a cool mettalic blue color.

DOW OBC (Olefin Block Copolymer) This months engineering material.  High strength, high temperature resistance, exceptional layer resistance. Great for living hinges. DOW is one of the giants in the polymers world, so when they say a material may provide some unique properties, it is worth checking out.    

PLAS3D Sunrise Glimmer PLA This was our seasonal selection.  A translucent orange/yellow with a glitter fill.  Perfect for Halloween!

KVP Glow Green PLA.  A PLA loaded with phosphorescent filler for an intense glow.  


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

Fillacube PLA 2 was the Easy feature this month.  Great colors.  

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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