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3D Geek Box - Monthly Filament 3D Geek Box

3D Geek Box - Monthly Filament 3D Geek Box


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The 3D Geek Box

Finally a monthly subscription box that fits your "League of Extraordinary Maker" alter-ego!!

At Maker Geeks we are all about FUN and exciting stuff and we say if you can get a surprise at your door step each month stuffed with 3D Printing Filament, cool swag, 3D printer tools and other just generally awesome "MAKER" stuff then life would be all the more FUN!! (Isn't that what all this is about... having FUN!!)

With that mind-set we bring you the 3D Geek Box... this is a monthly subscription box that will include:

  • At least 2kg of USA Made 3D Printer Filament (at-least a $50+ value)
    • this might be TPEE, PLA, PETG, ABS or anything... could be a new limited edition color or maybe a glow in the dark offering - or a theme matching color combo (like Veteran's Day or Christmas or... you get the idea!!)
  • 1 - Mystery Item this could be a new 3D printer tool for your workbench, unique beta-filament to test out, geek related awesomeness or maybe some hardware for the group project; (like one month we did a tri-spinner toy 3D print and included all the high-speed bearings you needed to complete the project)
  • 1 - Group project STL we'll find something fun to print and include the file with the 3D Geek Box so we can all make and build something together!!
  • 1- a cool Sticker, 3D Printing Swag or something else COOL!!
    • we'll change this up from time to time so you'll be able to collect some awesome stickers for your shop door or tool box!!
  • A coupon for that calendar month to MakerGeeks
    • (a store wide coupon on filament and tools for at least 10%... a lot of times MORE!!)
  • Endless FUN... we'll also try to add in something else FUN or GEEK related as we find cool stuff out there in the Maker Universe

Each box will be curated by our Maker Geeks here at the shop and we'll make sure that each months box is 100% the same so you can share your results and talk with other Maker Geeks about your results and what the community as a whole is working on - using the hash tag of #MakerGeekBox on any social-media platform.

You can cancel at anytime you like, just email us at and we'll take you out of that months subscription - all boxes will be shipped on the 3rd week of each month (normally around the 19th - 23rd via UPS service); in order to cancel we must received your request on or before the 1st of the month you are requesting to cancel - otherwise that month will be processed, and charged to your card and then the next months box will be canceled. All orders must be received on or before the 10th to quality for that months box shipping. FYI - will charge your card for the "NEXT" months 3D Geek Box at the time of shipping the current months 3D Geek Box - this way we can plan and start building out the 3D Geek Box for the next months shipping.

3D Printing Facts, Tips, Tricks & Other Bottom of the Page Nuggets

What Temperature to 3D Print your Filament at?

While each 3D Printer is different and you will need to play around with the temps to get the best print here are some starter temps for you; these are all temperature profiles that are verified and confirmed print temps on the 3D Printers (9 different machines from pre-built D3 and D4 to our own DIY custom Reprap printers) with the actual filament we sell to you... so they will get you 99% of the way there!

230c - 235c

175c - Smooth
210c - Rough

165c (light colored wood)
210c (very dark colored wood)
240c - 265c

How do I get my filament to stick and STAY stuck?

This one is a multi-faceted answer but here are the basics:

  1. Your print bed has to be level!! I mean, spend some time on this one... if it isn't level like a... well... like something that's really level - then your print won't stick and it won't come out looking right.
  2. Next... CLEAN, CLEAN, then RE CLEAN, have a sandwich and a soda-pop and then CLEAN again... use acetone and a lint free towel to make sure your print surface is clean and free from oils and dirt.
  3. If you are having a hard time printing on glass try using some Kapton tape as that will give you a little better stick
  4. If you have a heated print surface... TURN IT ON!! Even when the filament used might not call for it, I always turn on my heat bed (who doesn't like a warm bed!!); even if it's just 40c it will really help. For PLA normally you'll want about 60c and for ABS you'll want 110c
  5. For ABS 3D Printing room temperature really matters... you need to keep your entire build warm; so if you can't print out in a warm room try putting a box over the printer to keep that build area as warm as possible.
  6. Try making "ABS Juice" - just add some scrap ABS filament to a bottle of acetone and let it dissolve and then use that to clean your print surface as normal; the dissolved ABS will give your printer extra STICK OR you can use "Aqua-Net Super Hold" hair spray (must be this brand to work right)... just clean your board as always and then lightly spray the Aqua-Net on the print board and print away (this method is my favorite as it seems to work best for me!)
  7. KEEP trying!! You'll get it and once you do have it dialed in then you have it forever... each printer is different; make sure you make notes of what works and what doesn't for each filament you use and each printer you have. So, in the future when you want to print out that EPIC "Yogi Bear" figurine in Blue you know what to set up your GCODE for.

What is the main differences between PLA and ABS 3D Printer Filament?

The main difference between PLA filament and ABS filament is that ABS is produced from fossil fuels and PLA is derived from biological resources, which makes PLA plastic biodegradable. Check out this 3D Printing Filament Impact Test -- PLA vs ABS vs PETG vs Sledgehammer (click here to watch the videos)!! When it comes to 3D printing the key differences between ABS and PLA are:

  • PLA is a rigid liquid and ABS is a crystallized liquid, meaning that when heated ABS transits slowly from a gel to liquid and PLA transits direct from solid to liquid.
  • ABS is more flexible and PLA is more solid, meaning when stressed PLA will snap sooner.
  • PLA is more glossy looking consumable than ABS (see photos when selecting your material).�

Wow, you have a 1kg spool of filament... SO What! How much actual filament is that??

Big question of the day is... how long is a spool of 3D Printing Filament!? Hummmmm, I think even Blinky the wise old owl might have a hard time with that question but never fear... we have the answer!!

1/kg Spool

PLA 1.75mm

PLA 3mm

ABS 1.75mm

ABS 3mm





... and what does that mean to me and you!! Well, check this out... if you are printing with 3.00mm filament for a iPhone case you need about 2,700mm of filament; for a EPIC Starship Enterprize Model you'll need about 12,000mm of 3D Filament and for a full Kossel 3D Printer Kit we normally use about 50,000mm of filament. Another way to look at it according to MakerBot is that 1 spool of 3D Filament produces about 392 full sized chess pieces. Whoa... that's a lot of chess!!


Don't forget... Print Happy @
Now, go tell 5 friends and 3 total strangers that is beyond EPIC!!! (thank you)

3D Printing Filament MSDS Sheets

Maker Geeks Manufacturing, Inc. is located in beautiful Springfield, MO and is one of the first and only large scale producers of 3D printer filament in the USA ....we want to make sure you have all the data you need to safely use our products. A lot of time and love go into each spool that our tradesmen make here at our plant and we hope you enjoy  and make something really cool with your new Maker Filament!!


Maker Series ABS 3D Printer Filament - MSDS (click here for PDF)


Maker Series PLA 3D Printer Filament - MSDS (click here for PDF)


Maker Series PETG 3D Printer Filament - MSDS (click here for PDF)


Crystal Series PLA 3D Printer Filament - MSDS (click here for PDF)


Crystal Series PETG 3D Printer Filament - MSDS (click here for PDF)


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