Keene Village Plastics (KVP), known for their high-quality, engineering grade 3D filament, is pleased to announce the expansion of their online store to include MakeShaper, a brand of user-friendly, economical 3D filament, starting in April 2022.
Since its foundation in 2004, KVP has developed a strong reputation in the 3D printing industry among dealers, distributors, and customers for its extensive variety of high-end filaments, as well as its commitment to quality & service.
Back in 2019, KVP announced the acquisition of a North Carolina based 3D filament manufacturer, MakeShaper. In addition to providing materials for the 3D printing industry, both companies shared a common denominator in that all their filaments were engineered, tested, and manufactured in the USA.
The addition of MakeShaper brought with it a portfolio of products, including several of the most popular 3D printing filaments, specifically designed to be used with fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers for the consumer and hobbyist market.
Since then, KVP has been able to extend its reach to provide high-quality filaments to a much wider demographic amongst the 3D community. However, such efforts up to this point have been done through two separate channels— the KVP online store and the MakeShaper online store.
Starting in April 2022, MakeShaper’s selection of user-friendly, economical 3D filament will be available to purchase exclusively through the KVP online store. This will include the following filament, all of which will be listed at $21 per 1kg spool:
PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a commonly used 3D printer material due to its user-friendly easy to print nature. PLA filament is best used when a low odor or low emission filament is needed because of its corn-starch base. Although it is not a strong as ABS it can still be used for a myriad of printable applications. For the best PLA filament, the only choice is MakeShaper.
PETG filament (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified) has the benefits you would find in ABS (strength, temperature resistance, durability) with the printability of PLA. It has excellent layer adhesion and produces prints with less warpage and shrinkage.
A Perfect Middle Ground Between ABS Filament & PLA Filament
PLA filament and ABS filament are two of the most popular options for 3D printing. PETG is more flexible and durable than PLA and easier to print than ABS, making it the perfect middle ground.
What PETG Filament Can Be Used For
PETG filament is the ideal 3D printer filament to use for objects that may experience sudden or prolonged stress such as printer parts, mechanical parts, and protective components. Contact MakeShaper to learn more about PETG and to discover if it the the right filament for your application!
Buy bulk supply of this mix of ease-of-use to rigidity for 3D prints. Choose MakeShaper for the best PETG filament!
ABS Filament (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a commonly used 3D printer material. ABS filament is best used for making durable parts that need to withstand higher temperatures. In comparison to PLA, ABS plastic is less ‘brittle.’ It can also be post-processed with acetone to provide a glossy finish.
“As a company that prides itself on having an open, community-based, village mentality, this divided model of business is proving to be antithetical to our core values. Ultimately, our goal for both companies is to foster the ideas of the 3D community by inspiring Makers of all skill-levels, need-levels, and I-can-change-the-world levels to make anything.”Beau Kuhn, Director of Marketing (KVP + MakeShaper)
The phrase “make anything” is a line pulled directly from MakeShaper’s original tagline— “We make filament so you can make anything" — which, according to Kuhn, will be reimplemented throughout the marketing campaign for the website merger.
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