As 3D printing grows wildly in popularity, and the making community and 3D printing industry continues to improve on 3D printing equipment whether it's open-source or made by retail manufacturers, the list is beginning to grow for peripheral areas requiring further thought and refining.
The topic of filament is a substantial one as it is, obviously, what makes the 3D printing world go round. Users have a wide range of concerns from quality and cost, which are often interchangeable as first and second priority, to a plethora of other issues like use with particular 3D printers, recyclability, and reliability.
As innovations keep on rollin’ in, and 3D printing technology becomes more and more streamlined, more attention is being paid to materials and how to manage them. The Octofiber team has taken that one step further though. Not only is their new filament high quality and versatile, its smartly designed and environmentally friendly management center, via the cardboard box it is delivered in, offers you a way to experience hassle-free 3D printing with less mess and fewer failed prints.
Octofiber, offered in a range of superior 1.75 mm filaments is available in:
- PETG (being released soon)
Not just thinking outside the box, Octofiber allows you to ‘print outside the box.’ Available in multiple lively colors, the filament is delivered in a carefully engineered cardboard box, with appropriately and ergonomically designed 3D printed inserts that allow you to recycle the compact box into both a storage container and filament cartridge.
The cleverly designed box sits right next to your 3D printer allowing for much easier 3D printing all around, helping to eliminate tangling when spools are idle. This simple, but much-needed, solution was created by Job van Noorloos of Octofiber. An engineer and a 3D printing enthusiast, van Noorloos took time out for filament issues rather than 3D printing hardware concerns and came up with the new and creative way to clean up the workspace, keep filament need and clean, and help makers increase productivity, as well as the bottom line by eliminating failed 3D prints.
“We’re really happy with the positive feedback from our first resellers and we will be working to grow our reseller network this year,” said van Noorloos. “We want to help every 3D printing enthusiast on earth enjoy happy and hassle free printing!”
Along with this new release of filament, Octofiber has other products in development as well as new innovations coming for waste prevention of filament. Octofiber is now available via resellers in the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, and India.
Is this a filament you are interested in trying, not to mention using the cardboard box for management of materials? Tell us your thoughts in the Octofiber 3D Printing Filament forum thread over at 3DPB.com.