The last batch of ABS is selling well and will all be gone soon.
I’ve been making enquiries with a bunch of factories in China and India, to get top quality ABS feedstock for a low prices (so that you can have the best filament for the least money ).
Most factories want to deal in tons and container loads (~22 tons for 3mm ABS plastic rod). I’ve found three Chinese and one Indian factory that would like to work with me, and requested samples.
Today the first sample arrived. They didn’t have rolls of rod in stock, so they sent me 0.5kg of 1.2m rods.
I’ve measured a random sample and they’re holding excellent tolerances, 3.04 +/- 0.07mm as you can see below. The rods are quite flexible, much more so than the last batch and more like the ABS that I bought from MakerBot just over a year ago.
I’ll test all the samples in my extruder (once that’s ready), and complete the an as soon as possible.
If you’re thinking of buying ABS soon, I advise you not to wait since I may be out of stock for a little while between these batches (Sea shipping takes a long time).