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MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

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If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers, including Ultimaker, colorFabb, NinjaTek, and others, including specialty materials such as NylonX. It also has its own brand which, until now, didn’t really have a name. It was informally known as MatterHackers ABS, PLA, etc, but as MatterHackers’ catalog continued to grow, the company realized that it needed to give its bestselling filament an official designation to distinguish it from the rest of the filament being sold through the company’s store. Therefore, it will now be known as MH Build or MH Build Series filament.

“Previously customers referred to our standard line of filament as ‘MatterHackers PLA’ or ‘MatterHackers ABS’,” said Jon Formby, MatterHackers’ Director of Retail Operations, “but as our catalog grew to encompass more and more material options, this became confusing and we realized that we needed a way for people to distinguish our staple PLA, ABS and PETG products, along with their associated mark of quality performance.”

MH Build filament is available in ABS, PLA and PETG, and it’s now lower in cost that it had been. Previously ranging from $29-$39, the material now starts at $19. Specific cost breakdown is as follows:

  • ABS – $19-$22
  • PLA – $20-$23
  • PETG – $25-28

Shipping is free in the United States, and each MH Build Series filament is backed with MatterHackers’ Success Guarantee, which includes a satisfaction guarantee as well as phone and email access to MatterHackers’ staff of support technicians. The reduction in price is no gimmick – it’s happening because of decreased production costs, which are due to MatterHackers continuing to gain market share, as well as adoption within the growing 3D printing market.

“We’re passing cost savings back to the customer,” said Kevin Pope, COO of MatterHackers. “Our goal is to make 3D printing as affordable and accessible as possible, and now, thanks to efficiencies of scale, we are able to offer the same quality experience as before, for a lower price.”

MatterHackers calls its MH Build filament “the filament for every maker,” and its bestselling status is a testament to the fact that makers of all levels are big fans of the material. It’s inexpensive, yet it doesn’t perform like a cheap filament, still offering high quality prints whether for personal projects or professional prototyping. It comes in a huge variety of colors, as well. MatterHackers also offers a PRO series of filament that is designed specifically for professionals, and includes PLA, ABS, PETG, Flex, Nylon, Ryno and TPU.

You can learn more about – and purchase – MH Build filament here, and the MatterHackers PRO series here.

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