Today, accessories for 3D printers are as important as 3D printers themselves. The development of inexpensive 3D printers has made many users look for accessories, new filaments and extensions to improve the creation of printed objects.
Aleph Objects, the company behind projects such as Luzbots 3D printers, has taken a big step in the world of accessories, creating a completely free ABS filament to use in any 3D printer.A free filament? what is that? Aleph Objects has created a new ABS filament, a filament that we can build ourselves or any other company since all the data is exposed in a Github repository. We can manufacture this free filament without any patent problem, we just have to follow the data exposed in the repository where all the processes, the material, the quantity are indicated, etc ... Everything you need to build it and make it effective in any 3D printer.
This free Aleph Objects filament will not reach the end user but will reach their pocket
Aleph Objects has created this filament in conjunction with IC3D Industries, both have decided to create this filament for the community, but following the principles of OSHWA (Open Source Hardware Association), although it does not yet have the certification of this association.
Thus, Aleph Objects poses an interesting scenario as Anyone can create this filament and sell it but not profit from it or speculate on its price. Something that after many years does not happen in normal 2D printers, which still have ink at an exorbitant price as well as the price of printers that is not below a certain range.
Personally I find it interesting and although it is not in the hands of the end users, it will have an impact on them, at least in their pockets Do not you think?