About this project
Do you have quality issues like delamination, jamming of the hot end, or unwanted pockets and bubbles within your finished 3D printed parts? Moisture in your filament could be the issue.
The Filament Safe Kit is a 3D Printing material storage solution that utilizes high quality components in order to extend the life and maintain the print quality of your 3D Printing Filament. Simply leaving a spool of material out overnight in an unsealed container causes the material to absorb moisture and increase the potential for delamination or bubbles in your material. These issues cause inconsistent extrusion widths and in turn reducing the finish quality of your prints. With the advancement of 3D printing materials over the last several years, it is more important than ever to ensure that these materials are protected. In 2013 Perception Engineering launched The Filament Safe to Kickstarter and shipped all units to its backers on time and with very positive feedback. Since The Filament Safe launch Perception Engineering has continued to sell hundreds of units and collect positive feedback. From this original launch multiple changes and improvements have been made to the product and The Filament Safe Kit is now being exclusively offered on Kickstarter at reduced pricing in order to help us reach or manufacturing quantities to make this product a reality.
The Filament Safe - KIt with dimensions of 9.25in x 9.25in x 4.00in is designed to display and protect your 3D printing materials both while being used and between prints. This product is designed with high quality components and is backed by an experienced supply chain.
With the ability for the end user to be able to assemble the Filament Safe after shipment we have increased the usable orientations of the unit from one to four. This allows the user to place the Filament Safe Kit above, below or alongside the printer.Utilizing a center guide rod Increased the number of accepted third party spools as well as minimum friction between filament spool and safe has been achieved. With The Filament Safe - Kit we have greatly increased our supply chain and have major manufacturing partners in West Michigan able to assist with providing high quality and cost effective product with a reduced lead time. *Filament Spool shown is for demonstration only, spools or material not provided.
In addition to these improvements, the Filament Safe-Kit now is offered with a ridged metal frame that can be securely mounted to a wall near your printer work space. Different Filament Safe - Kits can be easy snapped in and out of this mount as needed.
Launch Kickstarter (July 2015)
Work with suppliers on manufactured components/get into schedules (July 2015)
Complete Kickstarter (Early August 2015)
Complete waiting period for funds (Mid August 2015)
Receive responses to all Kickstarter Surveys (Mid August 2015)
Start manufactured components (Late August 2015)
Order purchased components (Late August 2015)
Submit "THANK YOU'S" to Facebook and Twitter (Early September 2015)
Receive Purchased and Manufactured Components (Mid September 2015)
Ship All Early Bird Rewards (Late September 2015)
Ship All Second Round Reward Levels (Late October 2015)
Perception Engineering, LLC works to provide customers with start to finish design assistance. Whether your idea is still just a thought in your head or you are ready for a prototype we can help you with the next step. Our engineers are experienced in product design and specialize in both sheet metal, plastics and machine design.
Risks and challenges
-Reduce assembly and manufacturing cost while maintaining high product quality.
-Reducing shipping cost.
-Setting up a robust supply chain able to handle production demands.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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