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High-quality PLA filament featuring the patented Furling SLIDER, which prevents your filament from getting tangled-up!
High-quality PLA filament featuring the patented Furling SLIDER, which prevents your filament from getting tangled-up!
High-quality PLA filament featuring the patented Furling SLIDER, which prevents your filament from getting tangled-up!
368 backers pledged AU$ 26,891 to help bring this project to life.

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Tangle-Free 3D Printing with Furling Filament

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Final hours! Don't miss out!

We reached $25000AUD! Thank you all for your support :D

~ 2 Pledges of the same tier now gets 50% off shipping for the 2nd one!
~ Add-on an extra Spool with the Country Edition!
~ Lightning Fast Shipping! (Pretty much right after campaign ends)
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Introduction

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

The Furling Spectrum
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!

Furling Slider | Untangle Your Imagination
Furling Slider | Untangle Your Imagination

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!

Sketches from early R&D
Sketches from early R&D

 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!

~You spin me right round~
~You spin me right round~

How to assemble the Furling SLIDER?      Just easily click in!

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Specifications

 

 

 

 

Low Price

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.

Quality

Where the magic happens.
Where the magic happens.

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.

Why PLA?

Clean and Pure, and very Shiny
Clean and Pure, and very Shiny
 

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.

Typical PLA vs. Furling PLA
Typical PLA vs. Furling PLA

Why 320g?

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!

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We Believe
We Believe

 

All pictures and videos are for illustration purpose only, actual product may vary due to enhancements.

Why Kickstarter? 

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!

Find Our Main PageFind us on TINKERCADFind us on MyMiniFactory

Team Furling

 

Risks and challenges

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.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About US$ 0.76

    Single Spool (early birds)

    only for limited Kickstarter early bird pledges (Retail Price: 14.99 AUD). Thank you so much for the support.

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    • Furling Slider
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    Furling Spool Holder Digital Download

    If you buy 3 spools or more, the Furling Spool Holder Digital Download comes for free. Thank you so much for the support. You may also rescale it to fit any other different spools.

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    3 Spools (early birds)

    Free shipping, only for limited Kickstarter early birds rewards (39.99 AUD retail price).

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    • Furling Slider
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    3 Spools

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    • Single Spool (select any colour)
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    Valentine's Day Set

    Spread the love! Pledge to receive a Valentine's Day themed set of Spools, and one of your choice.

    Includes:
    • Furling Slider
    • Single Spool (select any colour)
    • Single Spool (Beige Pink)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (Violet)
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    Australia Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from Australia.

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Nature Green)
    • Single Spool (Lemon)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Furling Slider
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    Deutschland Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from Germany.

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Black)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (Lemon)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Furling Slider
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    U.K. Edition (Country Limited)

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Nature Green)
    • Furling Slider
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    U.S.A. Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from U.S.A. (free shipping).

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Furling Slider
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    Canada Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from Canda (free shipping).

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Nature Green)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Furling Slider
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    U.S.A. Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from U.S.A.

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Furling Slider
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    Canada Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from Canada.

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Nature Green)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Furling Slider
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    Netherland Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from the Netherlands

    Includes:
    • Furling Slider
    • Furling_Spool_Holder.stl
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Windmill_of_N_T.stl
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
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    France Edition (Country Limited)

    We select 3 special colours with a meticulously designed model for the backers from France

    Includes:
    • Furling Slider
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
    • Single Spool (Beige Pink)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
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    Full-colour Family Set (free shipping)

    Free shipping, only for limited Kickstarter early birds rewards (239AUD retail price). Thank you so much for the support.

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Grey)
    • Single Spool (Wood Brown)
    • Single Spool (Nature Green)
    • Single Spool (Lime)
    • Single Spool (Neon Blue)
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
    • Single Spool (Violet)
    • Single Spool (Pink)
    • Single Spool (Magenta)
    • Single Spool (Beige Pink)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (Orange)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Single Spool (Lemon)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Black)
    • 16× Furling Slider
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    Full-colour Family Set

    Kickstarter backers rewards (239AUD retail price)

    Includes:
    • Single Spool (Grey)
    • Single Spool (Wood Brown)
    • Single Spool (Nature Green)
    • Single Spool (Lime)
    • Single Spool (Neon Blue)
    • Single Spool (Sapphire Blue)
    • Single Spool (Violet)
    • Single Spool (Pink)
    • Single Spool (Magenta)
    • Single Spool (Beige Pink)
    • Single Spool (Ruby)
    • Single Spool (Orange)
    • Single Spool (Furling Orange)
    • Single Spool (Lemon)
    • Single Spool (True White)
    • Single Spool (Black)
    • 16× Furling Slider
    • Furling_Spool_Holder.stl
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Funding period

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