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Now all Maker Filament is $21.55 / KG - New Lower Pricing from MakerGeeks

Now all Maker Filament is $21.55 / KG View this email in your browser Get your RED HOT Fresh Filament Here... We make it fresh daily... in Springfield, MO so you can save BIG! Good morning MAKERS!! Rise and Shine!! Hope you are having a great October so far and have big plans for the week... I'm so excited for some recent news we just got.

As we grow we keep getting better pricing on our raw resins, spools and colorant used to make all the PLA, ABS, HIPS and PETG Maker Filament!! Just recently we have crossed over another pricing threshold due to our volume on the resin and we are committed to always passing this savings on to you!

So, we have lowered ALL our Maker Filament (that's nearly 90 items) to a flat $21.55 per KG (2.2lbs) - WHOA!!! That means you can get a whopping 2.2lbs of PETG or PLA for just $21.55 - that's crazy talk!! Or stock up on our HIPS or ABS for the same price...  Plus, you'll always get  FREE shipping and ZERO tax if you are inside the USA!

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Recyclable 3D Printer Filament Made in the USA

Recyclable 3D Printer Filament Made in the USA is finally here - manufacturers are finally starting to take a stand and develop 3D printer filament that address the elephant in the room; the massive amounts of waste that 3D printing produces. Not just in the end users 3D printer but also in the making of the filament itself.

As a USA based manufacturer MakerGeeks has seen this first hand, each time a filament run is started, diameter is changed, color is changed and even spool size is changed there can be 2-10lbs of filament that must be thrown out until the machine is up to tolerance. Multiple this by 10's of thousands of spools made each time and you can see we have a problem of epic proportions in keeping our commitment to being green as an industry. 

Enter a new PETG resin that is now being used to make 3D printer filament that carries the '1' recycle code meaning that it's 100% recyclable and is 100% inert when used in a landfill. Until now you might of thought of P…

3D Printer Nozzle Cleaning - Cold Pull Method

3D Printer Nozzle Clearing -  3D Printer Cold Pull MethodFound this awesome info on http://bukobot.com/nozzle-cleaning!! 
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There are several reasons you may need to clean out your nozzle. Foreign particles, filament contaminants, accumulated dust, overheated and scorched plastic can all become lodged in your nozzle and prevent smooth extrusion. Scorched plastic can also stick to the sides, creating resistance for the plastic traveling past without actually blocking the nozzle. This procedure for clearing your nozzle should be performed any time you are unable to extrude plastic, and periodic cleaning by this method is not a bad idea. In the early days of home 3d printing, it was much more difficult to clear nozzles. It often required disassembling them and heating with a torch to remove plastic to get obstructions out, but this results in more scorched plastic and risks damaging some of the parts if improper force is applied (s…