So one of our key costs as a hub is of course filament and we’ve longed to try and find a way to reduce this cost - like other smaller hubs we found that it isn’t really viable to buy in bulk from the manufacturer in the quatities they want to sell and the cost of filament from 3rd parties and suppliers really hurts our profit margin - So…
We’ve got together with a few companies across Plymouth/Devon and are forming a purchasing group so that we can do just what we need.
We plan to purchase a well know brand filament direct from the manufacturer as a group, getting a nice discount for doing so and then we will distribute to each of the involved businesses/individuals.
So - If you would like to buy PLA, ABS, PVA, Cleaning Filament, PET-G and other filaments and want to know what sort of deal you could get just drop us a line… We don’t have a strict quantity limit, however the more you order the better we can make the price - if you are a hobbist, small hub or you just don’t have a great deal with your supplier then get in touch.
Let us know if you are interested in getting involved, we are looking to begin ordering in the next few weeks.
This isn’t us trying to hard-sell anything to anyone - take it or leave it - if you want to drop us and email with a rough idea of what you are paying /kg and how much you use / month - we’ll let you know if the project could help you - if you don’t want to share prices then just drop us an email and we’ll give you an idea of pricing and you can go from there.
Hope this helps the hubs!