Update on Filaments.ca - Ecommerce Acquired by InkSmith

Update on Filaments.ca - Ecommerce Acquired by InkSmith

Dear Filaments.ca Community,

We are thrilled to share that our team at InkSmith has acquired the Filaments.ca and Filabox.ca ecommerce stores. Situated in Kitchener, Ontario, we are eager to integrate these brands into our operations and revitalize their offerings to provide you with the best possible experience moving forward.

The team at Filaments.ca pursued an admirable vision to localize manufacturing, aiming to deliver a highly customized product line made in Canada.  However, the team faced various challenges and ultimately had to cease production of filament. Our acquisition signifies our commitment to revive these  brands and deliver exceptional experience for you moving forward.

Who is InkSmith?

  • Since 2016, InkSmith has been at the forefront of educational technology, collaborating with over 7,000 schools, libraries, and makerspaces to introduce 3D printers, laser cutters, and robotics kits into classrooms.
  • In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our volunteer efforts to produce 3D-printed face shields for healthcare workers evolved into The Canadian Shield, a massive manufacturing operation that supplied over 16 million shields to Canadian healthcare professionals, with 750,000 shields donated to teachers.
  • Our commitment to community collaboration was exemplified through initiatives like "Community Shield," where we partnered with many of you in the 3D printing community. We collectively printed 20,000 headbands that we laser cut shields for and donated to healthcare organizations in need. 
  • With a strong presence in government contracts and e-commerce, InkSmith has fulfilled over 150,000 orders in a few short months, demonstrating our expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to our customers.

As we embark on this new venture, we understand the challenges many of you have faced, including order delays and communication gaps. Rest assured, we are committed to addressing these issues.

What you can expect from us:

  • Prompt responses to inquiries, with same-day responses during business hours and next-morning responses after hours.
  • Accessible communication channels via phone and email for all inquiries.
  • Accurate web inventories to ensure product availability and prevent backorders.
  • A renewed focus on Filaments.ca's roots by expanding our materials and colors selection from diverse suppliers worldwide.
  • An upcoming range of 3D printers, laser cutters, maker tools, spare parts, and repair services.
  • Dedicated support for any outstanding orders, with swift resolution of any issues encountered.

What’s in-store:

  • InkSmith PLA+ premium filament, offering the same quality blend as Esun PLA+.
  • An array of Filaments.ca colors and types, including Econofil PLA, Wood PLA, PETG, ABS, ASA, TPU, and PC CPE.

To express our gratitude for your patience and support, and our commitment to make amends for past challenges, we will be offering substantial discounts as we transition.

We invite you to stay tuned for updates and join us in embracing this new chapter of innovation and collaboration.

Happy printing!

- The InkSmith Team

    For further information on filaments.ca and filabox.ca, please contact: hello@filaments.ca

    Purchase orders should be addressed to InkSmith Limited, 490 Mill Street, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2G 2Y6. 

    If you require assistance contacting the previous company 3D Printing Network (not under our ownership), please contact: 3dprintingnetworkinc@gmail.com

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