It’s one thing to come up with a fantastic, innovative concept that you are able to create through digital design, tweaking here and there and refining until you have all the details just as you desire, and ready to head to the 3D printer. Some of the more tedious points that many of us don’t want to spend time on though, often, are thinking about issues that could arise in fabrication, and the multitude of different prices, levels of quality, and choices in material.
Trying to avoid issues in fabrication is directly related to your material. After you’ve spent hours waiting for something to come out of the 3D printer, an epic fail due to a poor filament choice is just really not acceptable.
In a world where 3D printing is becoming popular enough to have an expansive marketplace full of choices, with competition growing daily, manufacturers have to find a way to be unique in what they are offering, as you wade through trying to decide on different features and advertisements. Creadition, with a Kickstarter campaign just launched for their premium 3D printing material, Filamento, has decided quite simply to be recognized for what we all need most while 3D printing: quality that produces perfect 3D prints.
With sensitivity and calibration issues to be considered with a variety of different 3D printers, the team at Creadition is well aware of how difficult it can be to achieve the perfect 3D print. While high-maintenance issues with 3D printers can often be the issue, Creadition is well aware that filament choice plays an enormous role in quality of product as well, as a poor choice in product can lead to issues such jammed and clogged extruders and nozzles, and intermittent extrusion.
Filamento is a high-quality filament, which comes in seven different types:
Creadition truly plans to revolutionize the world of filament not only with the seven materials, but with new ones as well.
“We are currently developing three new materials that represent a breakthrough in the industry. Never before used in the application of 3D printing, these new materials will bring greater choice to this expanding market,” states the Creadition team on their Kickstarter page.
With a goal of $30K to be reached by April 5, Creadition offers packages for supporters with varying degrees of filament being offered from the $25 (one meter of filament) mark on, and supporters at, for example, the $350 level receiving two spools of Filamento — one ABS and one PLA — plus a t-shirt.
The quality of Filamento begins with their use of “the highest proportion of virgin resins, the purest forms of plastic, the correct mix of components and the truest colors in the spectrum.” Due to the filament’s ability to reach a constant pressure, great stability in form and extrusion, 3D models result in organized structures that are perfect 3D prints with vibrant color and no residue or bubbles.
With great enthusiasm and commitment to their customers and those who pledge, their mission is to not only change the standard of 3D printing filament, but to have Filamento be the standard, as they work with their four main tenets:
Creadition is well aware that with quality comes price. While Filamento is of premium quality, they’ve made Filamento for 3D printing projects with a smaller scope, thus keeping costs down — and always working to make sure the materials they sell are either recyclable or reusable.
Kickstarter funds will be used to make and market Filamento. Their prototypes have been developed and they have sources for all the raw materials needed to manufacture the Filamento materials.
Is this a product you are interested in supporting on Kickstarter? Are you looking for better quality in materials? Tell us your thoughts in the Creadition Filamento 3D Printing Material forum over at 3DPB.com.