A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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With the great passion for 3D printing and having dealt with printers and filaments for a long time, we find it is both a love and hate relationship.
It’s an amazing technology but not so much a friendly user experience!
So we want to change that, improve starting from the small details, create a better experience for those who love it and of course, spread the passion!
And here it is...
The Furling Spectrum
Currently, it is common to have filaments come in large 1KG quantities, however, it is difficult for the average user to consume all that in a reasonable timeframe. Plus, with the need for a variety of colours, we often find that people bulk purchase filaments that they don’t need. This takes up space and the quality of filament degrades over time.
With this dissatisfaction in mind, we developed a high performing, cost-effective, environmentally friendly PLA material.
3D Printing should be layman friendly. Through utilising our in-house Filament production system, we aim to develop a full rainbow spectrum set of wallet-friendly 3D Printing PLA Filament that is also super easy to use!
The Furling Slider
Filament entanglement and unwinding have always been a huge issue for 3D printing. It is very common for the tip of the filament to get lost and end up in a tangled mess, this is an absolute nightmare and most likely you will have to unwind the entire roll.
Having been inspired by shuttles and tape dispensers (yes, we mean cello-tape dispensers), we came up with this innovative design!
A patented design!
Furling SLIDER keeps your spool of filament tangle-free and glides it smoothly out of the spool. It is also a great way to store the filaments and prevents it from unwinding!
How to assemble the Furling SLIDER? Just easily click in!
The prices of PLA raw material are very open on the market. Most 3D printing filaments are extremely overpriced and Furling Filament is here to disrupt that.
Our production plant is located in Zhejiang, China, where the best suppliers for PLA materials are located. We are in contact with reputable and globally recognized producers, ensuring high PLA purity that meets Furling’s and the international standard.
PLA is environmentally friendly! Though many PLA-based filaments have ABS additives (fossil fuel based), Furling Filament is made from 100% pure natural maize.
Our PLA comes in high quality, very pure with solid colors and gives the final product a smooth finish.
No one likes to print in black and white all the time. You might think buying in bulk is cheaper and can be used for later, however, filaments degrade over time if not stored in the ideal condition. Through experience and user feedback, we pinpointed 320g to be the ideal quantity at one single colour. Not too much, neither too little, the perfect amount for your print!
Rewards for Backing this Project
(some of them are gone already!)
All pictures and videos are for illustration purpose only, actual product may vary due to enhancements.
We believe that the Kickstarter platform consists of a variety of professional services, which includes the FDM Printing Techniques. On Kickstarter we can to speak directly with the enthusiastic 3D printing community, to provide cost-effective products to users that support us, more importantly, to promote the amazing 3D printing experience and make it available to all!
We want to communicate to our users directly and gain a sound indication of the 3D printing community’s interest in our filaments. So in the future, we can improve on minimizing wastage, make it even more price effective and care for the environment!
Thank you for your time and interest in us, this would not have happened without a great community!
Please if you have any feedback or inquiries, feel free to contact us. Meanwhile, our production line is up and running 24/7, we look forward to your suggestions!
Finally, a big shout-out to our pioneer supporters MyMiniFactory and TINKERCAD!
For more information about us and our supportive friends feel free to click the link below!
Though Furling is a young company of 1 years old, we are extremely confident in our ability to produce, maintain quality and produce consistent products. We currently have dozens of fully functional prototypes and our trusted partners are all geared up for production.
All deliveries will be made on time and if given any unforeseen circumstances, we promise to be absolutely transparent and provide you with traceable delivery updates.