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#1 JohnnyB



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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:17 PM

Hi im so glad i have found this forum

We are John and Sam we are from a small town in North Carolina.

We used to be a GM authorized manufacturer , we used to build parts for the Saturn line, when that project ended we went manufacturing parts for another automotive supplier as well as a furniture manufacturer supplier.

This company was our sole contract for over 4 years, slowly we noticed that all of the usual people were being replaced with non-american workers (in the main offices)
and we were pushed for more volume and being paid less frequently.

Then all of a sudden we were stranded high and dry.............they took all of their business to Germany and refused to pay us what we were owed, they told us just to count it as a loss on our taxes.

Now we are trying to get back into manufacturing products and putting our wonderful workers back to work.

We have started a campaign on Kickstarter.com to help us achieve this goal we can potentially have 30 + workers in a realtively short time.

There is a growing community of DIY 3D printing and we are wanting to manufacture the filament they will need, currently most of the filament is produced in China, We feel we can Offer a better product cheaper, many complaints are about the filament being out of specs to use in the printers, being too expensive.

Current average costs for filament ( think of weedeater string) is 16-23 usd per pound, we have done the leg work to find bulk suppliers to get the end product costs down between $6.41 and $9.00 per lb.

If you would like to help us put a dent in the Chinese supply of filament please help! check out our kickstarter campaign and tell EVERYONE!


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

Johnny, do you have any photos of your finished product? I would be intersted in seeing what a 3D photo/image would look like. Thanks,

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