We had the opportunity to meet with James Coleman, gentleman and founder of Makerstash, which will provide a wide selection of 3D printer filament for your MakerBot, RepRap or many other 3D printers.
The filament business is straightforward, and success occurs simply by executing the business plan perfectly. MakerStash's Mission describes theirs:
At MakerStash, our aim is to provide our top quality 3D printing supplies. We will ship orders quickly, provide excellent customer service, and be a resource for information about 3D printing and making. We want to give our customers every reason to come back and see us again.
But what exactly do they do to achieve this? One aspect is quality control. Each filament is guaranteed to be within 0.05mm of the desired diameter - and 3D printer owners know what can happen when you receive uneven filament: stripped extrusions, failed prints and a lot of frustration.
MakerStash also ships "by the foot" if you require only a small amount of filament. Gone are the days of having that 0.95kg spool of glow-in-the-dark purple polka-dot filament wasted because you're never going to use it again.
This all sounds good, but there's one catch: MakerStash hasn't yet launched. For now you can sign up for notification of their official launch. We can't wait to see what they're offering.