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.
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 box ships on the last Tuesday on or before the 25th of the month.
This subscription is a gift for my 19 yr old step-son (earned major “mom” points) but unbeknownst to me, 3D printers are not universal. His machine is a “monoprice mp voxel 3” that uses only 1.75 mm filaments at temps up to 210°. There were a couple samples in his introductory box that he is unable to try 😔. However - the products sent that DO meet his machine abilities he was extremely excited to experiment with !! This really is a great program (and gift) for beginners & we are looking forward to the opportunity to broaden his skills & making him come visit us every month to pick up his box !!
When starting out, would be good to offer a choice of getting another box that month or skipping to the next month. Got a box early June but have to wait until late July to get the next one. Not a huge deal, but could have been more clear upfront.
Thank you for your great maker box. I look forward to the next one. It is well worth the investment
I got the chance to try some new filaments that I never thought I would like but ended up likeing them alot
Pretty cool filaments so far. Just looking for different types as in PLU, ABS and the like. Love the ones I've been getting though. :)