The greatest cost of 3D printing is in the printing filament itself. A normal FDM style printer can easily go through 1kg in a day or two. Initially getting that printer into a classroom is a monumental and costly achievement, and then schools must budget for filament, as well. Now there is help. Acceptance and participation in their program gives a 30% to 50% discount on all filament, and free material will be offered on a grant basis.
As 3D printing expands for both corporate and household use, those who have a working knowledge of this technology will be ahead of the game in the job market, in addition to restructuring their way of thinking about the world and their place in consumer society.
Zeni Kinetic ( zenikinetic.com ), an industry leader in high-quality filament manufacture, offers a 30-year bio-degradable PLA (polyactic acid), which is a corn-based plastic. It is eco-friendly, flows and bonds well and will not jam printers. It comes in 1.7 and 3.0 millimeter sizes and will work smoothly on any standard FDM style 3D printer.
Zeni Kinetic is a 100% American owned company and all of our production is in the U.S.
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