Friday, September 7, 2012

Club Plastic Order

Hey Fabbers,

Hope your break has been as awesome as mine. There has been some interest in making a group order of plastic. As this year's Chief Materials Officer it's my job to take orders from anyone who wants to join the group order, collect funds, and distribute supplies when they arrive. I am waiting to hear back from our supplier with specifics but this is roughly what it stands at right now:

  • 3 mm ABS.
  • Standard colors are available.
  • Cost including shipping should be about $12/lb ($10/lb for black and natural).
  • We must fulfill a 10 lb minimum of any color we order.
This how I envision it working:

Email me directly with how much plastic you want to purchase and your color preference(s). If you are die-hard on a particular color but nobody else wants that color then you'll have to purchase the whole 10 lb. If, however, you want to split a color with someone else (say two of you want yellow) then coordinate between yourselves and let me know that you and another person are splitting the color (again, the total between the two of you must be at least 10 lb). If you want less than 10 lb then I cannot promise a color, but will try to satisfy preferences. And if you really have no preference of color you should note that too. Currently I have heard of interest in black, purple, and green.

My email address is Please email me by Monday, Sept. 10 or earlier so I can check availability with the company. Put in the subject line "WOOF September 2012 ABS Order - your name" to make things easier to track. . Each email I receive will serve as the "official" order form so I should receive an email from each person who wants some plastic (even if all you're doing is splitting a color with someone else) and the quantities/colors should be clear. For group orders it is important that we keep thorough, clear records.

Bring your funds in to MEB 252 Next Friday, Sept. 14. I will place the order at 4pm.

In the future hopefully we will have enough club funds to maintain a club supply of plastic and we won't have to do it this way, but for now this is the only way I see it working. Don't forget to be awesome!

Yours in printing,
Mark Hanson

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic price. For reference, everyone, Makerbot sells filament For around 40-50$ per kilogram, or 2.2 pounds. We are getting filament for around 25$ for 2.2 pounds. Almost half off!

    Expect an email from me, Mark!