AllProfessional3D is a company based right outside of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, that is striving to produce the best possible filaments at the most affordable prices. The way to do this, for founder and CEO Andreas Vetter, is to produce all filament on US-soil, while seeking out the best quality raw materials.
This is how the new Miracle ABS filament range was created, providing Makers and professionals with a superior filament to work with at $23.95 per one-kilogram spool (the same price as PLA and PETG filaments). Miracle ABS is based on materials from Ineos, (www.ineos.com), the same manufacturer that provides the plastics for Lego pieces. According to the company, Miracle ABS filament has a higher tensile strength than most ABS on the market today, much better curling and warping resistance. They also say that odor is significantly reduced.
In general, all FFF adopters know that filament consistency and reliability are critical for 3D printing success and piece of mind. The material used in the 3D printing process is just as important as the hardware and software equipment used. Failed prints can result in wasted time and filament, which can turn any fun hobby or assigned job into a nightmare. By having the purest material, from the beginning, one can retain the maximum strength and durability of a specific material.
“Our filament is extremely affordable and yet its quality is the best in the industry,” says Andreas Vetter, AllProfessional3D’s founder and CEO. “We may be smaller than other retailers but we make it a point of using the highest grade materials while also adopting a pricing policy that brings out spools way below industry average. We find this is appealing to both wholesalers and average consumers alike.”
AllProfessional3D’s is implementing direct quality control protocols to ensure the highest dimensional consistency, preventing filament from becoming jammed or unable to feed into the hotend during the 3D printing process. Extrusion reliability is a key component for accurately 3D printing small, detailed objects, and for obtaining a smooth surface finish on high resolution prints.
After extrusion, the filament is stored in a humidity-controlled room and is inspected again prior to shipping. Each batch is tested on internal machines. “We print exclusively with our own brand of materials,” says Andreas Vetter. “Services that use our products choose them to provide their customers with high quality models, while still driving their bottom line.”
The ability to offer high-end filaments at costs that can be compared to low-end imported products, makes AllProfessional3D an ideal partner for established engineering firms, startups, makerspaces, educational institutions and organizations by providing the best filaments at the best price. Andreas Vetter is very serious in his objective to facilitate mass adoption of low cost 3D printing at all levels. In order to further optimize pricing and purchasing conditions, he explained that the company is able to work with any order request and also provide private labeling options. Starting at less than $24 per kilogram, this is hard to beat anywhere in the world.