The Maker Box Explorer plan is the ORIGINAL subscription for trying out different kinds of 3D Printing Filaments.
Each month 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.
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
I love the maker explorer box, however, my current version of 3D printer can’t go above 240C for the extruder (adventurer 3 version1). Likewise, since my nozzles are $30 each , I don’t want to experiment with abrasive materials. This is all stuff I learned after the fact, so I gave the materials away I couldn’t use and kept the ones I could safely use.
I’ve since downgraded to the PLA plan so that I can ensure that I can use everything that I receive.
I’ve already ordered other samples and I think there’s a market for expanding the $5 samples selections.
Maker Box - Explorer Plan
My husband was just starting to get into 3D printing last year, so I purchased him a one-year subscription for the Explorer Box. It was such a great way for him to learn about and try all of the different types of filament. He has had such a great time making projects with the unique colors and finishes that would arrive each month. I highly recommend this subscription!
This is the best box you can get as a hobbyists in 3d printing. The option for boxs gives you good choice of filament to sample. Definitely a must if you want to try out other filament delivered to your door.
I like that this month had a metallic silk in it. I'm a fan of those metallics. And the flexible one was cool too.
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