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
Each of the unique items presented in the box allows us to come up with ideas for what we could use it for. We may need to buy a few upgrades to our brand new printer but I have so many ideas already! By giving a sample size of each of the different types we are able to experiment without breaking the bank or having to find somewhere to store all the different spools.
I had been wanting to try Makerbox for a long time and finally took the plunge. It was all I expected. The shipping was quick, the information complete for each filament, and some nice additions like candy and coupons. The only thing that keeps this review from getting 5 stars is that one of the filament samples I received, Hytech PLA-F was wet when I got it. It hissed and popped in the extruder. Fortunately, I have a food dehydrator, but don't expect to pay for a premium service and get damp filament. All in all, I would still recommend Makerbox.
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