The Maker Box Everything plan combines all the samples from the Easy plan and the Explorer plan with a sweet bundled discount!
The Easy Plan Half of the Box
The Easy plan half of the box features 4 samples of filament in different colors from a single manufacturer each month. The samples are normally 50g / 16m but some manufacturers will offer bonus lengths of up to 75g. The material will be PLA or something that prints at typical PLA settings. No special nozzles, enclosure, or heated bed.
The Explorer Plan Half of the Box
The Maker Box Explorer plan half of the box features 4 samples of different types of filament from different manufacturers. The samples are 16m. Different materials have different densities, but for PLA this works out to be 50g. For ABS it is closer to 40, and for some of the metal fills we have featured it is over 100g.
Fun surprises may include stickers, candy, and a coupon for a discount on your favorite filament.
The box ships on the last Tuesday on or before the 25th of the month.
We strive to introduce our members to every different type of filament out there. ABS, PLA, PETG, Nylon, Fluoropolymer, PP, PC, PBT, PCTG, TPU, with many different blends, and fillers such as metals, glass, carbon fiber, kevlar, etc. All have been featured in the box. Our members are some of the most involved people in the 3D Printing community and industry and they all say that they have discovered something they have never heard of in this box at some point!
If you want to hear more, check out this interview between co-owner Matthew Gorton and 3D Printing Nerd Joel Telling
The first box I got has some great colors and several different types of filament. Samples are around 50g/16M which is just enough to get a good feel for how it prints and looks. Hopeful for what the next few boxes bring.
Really excited about getting the box, and really enjoyed the variety of filaments. I feel like the blend of "interesting" filaments with "tried and true" was a good blend. Everything was something new that I had not used before, either color, type or maker.
As a newcomer to 3D printing I saw this and figured it would be a good way to get experience with a variety of filaments without spending of cash as I trial an error. So far, this sub box has been well worth the money. Granted, I've only gotten 1 box so far but if future boxes match the quality I know I won't be disappointed. Only complaint would be the samples are vacuum sealed but this is minor as filament drying and storage techniques seem to mandatory for all 3D printer users.
Have only used the PLA so far but it printed great. A nice selection of colors this month!
Good selection of filaments, fast shipping, being able to order from previous shipments is nice.
- Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
- Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.