"Afinia’s stated mission is to commercialize 3D printing for the everyday consumer, standardizing the supplies was a top priority,” said Pratt.
Chanhassen, MN (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
Afinia, a division of Microboards Technology LLC, a leader in specialized printing solutions for 3D printing and rapid prototyping introduces its Value-Line of ABS Filament for 3D printers on Afinia.com and Amazon.com. Value-Line is an economic alternative supply for 3D printing that features consistent performance in multiple colors.
“The explosion of 3D printers in the market has created an enormous demand for alternative supplies that are cost-effective and reliable” said Aaron Pratt, Afinia’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We feel that the industry will benefit from having a supplier with filament that is dependable and competitively priced.”
Currently 14 different colors are available, ranging from white to black. Red, blue, green, orange, pink, and silver are among the most popular. Two new glow-in-the-dark filaments (green and blue) have also been introduced.
The filament is designed to work with Afinia’s H-Series 3D Printers, but works equally as well in many of the other desktop 3D printers on the market. The filament is an industry standard 1.75mm and is delivered on a 2.2 lbs. (1 Kg) reel. “In testing, we assessed the qualities of many suppliers of filament. What we found was a significant variation in diameters and melting points, which lead to inconsistent feeding and melting during the extrusion process. Since Afinia’s stated mission is to commercialize 3D printing for the everyday consumer, standardizing the supplies was a top priority,” said Pratt.
Afinia’s reputation for reliability extends beyond its supplies. The H-Series 3D Printer has rapidly earned a reputation for being the first finished product in the desktop 3D printing space. It is fully functioning, out of the box, managed with a single software interface, and backed by the best technical support available. “Previous to the H-Series, users were forced to compromise in one or several aspects of their 3D printing experience. Equipment came partially or wholly unassembled; printing was initiated by running a cluster of open-source software pieces, online technical support was slow and unresponsive, and phone support was nonexistent,” said Pratt.
Afinia, a division of Microboards Technology LLC, is a leader in specialized printing solutions. Our twenty-year history includes leadership in CD/DVD disc duplication and labeling. Our most recent launch builds on our mechanical and electrical expertise by offering the H-Series of 3D Printers. Afinia H-Series 3D Printer is the affordable, portable, “Out of the Box 3D Printing Experience”. The Afinia H-Series 3D printer uses inexpensive, high-quality plastic filament to create 3D models. Custom-designed 3D printing software is easily installed and ready to use. The H-Series is ideal for engineers, educators, and hobbyists. For more information please call 888.215.3966 or visit http://www.afinia.com.
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