MakeShaper Filament

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To stand out in a sea of commodity filament, MakeShaper chose to set the bar high and produce filament they would be proud to stamp their name on. And we are too.  Made in the USA, MakeShaper filaments offer unique aspects that put them a step ahead of others.  We offer the following filaments in 1.75 and 2.85 mm diameters:  ABS, PLA, PETG, Flexible TPU, Semi-flexible TPU, PLA/PHA, and PVA (for water soluble supports).

 

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It’s no doubt that 3D printing is the most exciting technology on the rise and with new technology – new challenges will arise. As printers continue to improve, the consumables have to match the hi-tech hardware in order to deliver the highest quality prints.  MakeShaper keeps its filament at the forefront and makes sure the only thing getting left in the dust is the competition.

Critical Factors

Great 3D prints happen thanks to several key factors, and having high quality filament is essential.  The two most critical factors of filament are Ovality and Diameter. Ovality refers to the roundness of the filament. If you have filament not consistent or oblong, this will lead to less than desirable results when printing or problems with filament extrusion.

Laser Testing

When testing filament for accuracy, MakeShaper only uses state-of-the-art, properly calibrated equipment. To gauge these tight tolerances, they use a 3 axis laser that measures the filament constantly as it is being extruded. That’s right! They don’t just take a sample. They gauge every millimeter of filament extruded off of the production line to ensure you are getting the best quality.

Print Testing

MakeShaper torture tests their filament and refines all formulations for optimum performance. They use the same torture test MAKE HQ used during their 3D Print Weekend; it’s meant to push your printer and filament to the max!  They wanted to use something available to everyone so you can print your own torture test with their filament. Download the torture test here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33902

MakeShaper torture tests and optimizes their materials through development and verification using a wide array of printers:

  • MakerBot Replicator 2x
  • Fusion F306
  • MakerBot Replicator
  • Stratasys uPrint Plus
  • MakeBot Gen 5
  • XYZ Printing DaVinci 2.0

They also test their filament in adverse conditions such as low/high humidity because out in the real world – they want to take into account environmental effects and how their filaments will perform under those conditions.

Consistency

Manufacturing Expertise – ISO Certified

MakeShaper has been in the manufacturing game for more than 25 years. One of their secrets to success is their ISO- certified facilities, which ensures the highest quality standards and manufacturing practices are followed to the letter.

Over 25 Years Experience

While MakeShaper is a new venture, Static Control, our parent company, is the industry leader in the aftermarket imaging industry. Our manufacturing infrastructure, along with our team of dedicated staff, is skilled in providing a premium level of results again and again for a wide range of products.

Quality

Research

MakeShaper takes quality seriously, which is why each filament they offer is researched and manufactured by their team of scientists and engineers, then quality tested multiple times. They make sure thety are making products that they want to use themselves.

Testing

MakeShaper tests their  filament in a wide array of printers and in adverse conditions to ensure that you will receive a quality product that will produce great results in the myriad of 3D printers on the market.

Color

Color Consistency

MakeShaper matches their colors to the Pantone Color Matching System. This gives them a metric for color comparison and assures consistency. They give you peace of mind in knowing when you order filament – it will be the same rich, consistent color, every time!

Color Fastness

They have added UV stabilizers to their filament to ensure your prints will remain the same color over time. In fact, they guarantee your builds will not fade in an office environment for up to one year.

Made in the USA

Sanford, North Carolina

MakeShaper products are proudly engineered, tested, manufactured and packaged in the USA. They made sure to use extra freedom and liberty in our red, white and blue filaments.

 

 

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 Specifications subject to change without notice.

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After clicking the “Request Quote” link, be sure to include the following in the contact form:

  1. Material selected
  2. Filament dia.
  3. Color
  4. Spool Size
  5. Quantity of spools

 

All filament is available in 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters.

 

Price per Spool (US $)

Spool Size (Kg)ABSPLAPETGFlexible TPUSemi-Flexible TPUPLA/PHAPVA
0.220$9.00$9.00$25.00$21.00
0.650$15.00$15.00$65.00$50.00
1.000$21.00$21.00$24.00$95.00$65.00$24.00$75.00
2.250$47.25$47.25
5.000$105.00$105.00