Cubifyfan visits MakeShaper!shawn sheffield
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting Tom Meeks and showing him around our facilities, Tom wears many hats but one of them is technology and blogging. Tom has been a fan of Cube® printers and runs the blog http://cubifyfans.blogspot.com/ , along with that Tom is heavily involved with The YouthQuest Foundation which supports the academic, vocational and life-enriching development of America’s at-risk youth. If you want to read Tom’s account you can find it below or on his blog http://cubifyfans.blogspot.com/2016/06/visiting-makeshaper-and-witnessing.html#comment-form
Visiting MakeShaper and Witnessing Resilience Firsthand
A Tour to Remember
The Makeshaper division is relatively young when compared to the age of parent organization. So, their product line is still growing. We saw 3D printers of virtually every make and model being used to develop and test new products. The current filament choices available for the 1st and 2nd Cube and CubePro are limited to Red, Green, Blue, Black & White in PLA and ABS. But, I expect that more choices will be forthcoming after extensive testing.
More than Just Filament
Joining me on this visit was Jeff Epps of the Richmond County school system just miles from MakeShaper’s headquarters. A good deal of the time of the visit was devoted to talking about how 3D design and printing can literally change lives of at-risk students. Both of us came away impressed by what we heard from MakeShaper’s management.
They ‘get it’.
So, I don’t expect that this meeting will be the last time we meet together to talk about our common goals in the communities in which we serve.
Bottom Line for 1st and 2nd Gen Cube & CubePro Owners.
The reason why I made the trip was to see if I could find evidence as to the steps MakeShaper was taking to ensure that we could trust their products in our printers. I came away feeling that they are striving to be the manufacturer of THE most reliable filament available.
The comprehensive testing is there. In fact, the level of testing is so much higher than the industry norm that I cannot even write about it in detail.
The construction is there. Every cartridge contains a bag of moisture protection INSIDEthe cartridge for continuous protection. The moisture protection bags are much heavier for additional storage protection.
The price is there. Currently, a 2nd Gen Cartridge is just $25 with free shipping on orders over $50.
So, I would urge you to consider trying MakeShaper. And, let me know what you think. After all, the real testing is in YOUR hands. Only you can attest that the MakeShaper alternative is right for Cube owners. But, I trust you will find my assessment to match your own.
Let me know….