The Great Spool Return!!!

Jim at The Edge of Tech and GreenGate3D are partnering at MRRF2022.

Please join us in our Spool Upcycling Program!

Bring your empty spools to MRRF2022 to win AWESOME prizes and GreenGate3D will re-use them in their filament production.  The person that brings the most empties wins Jim’s heavily modded Ender 3!  Four other prizes will be awarded, including Purple Reign filament, other GreenGate3D colors, t-shirts, stickers, and more!

Here are the easy conditions:


  • Must be in usable condition
  • Must be from the 3D industry (i.e., narrow spools for wire will not be accepted)
  • And must not have another manufacturer’s name or logo embossed into it. Competitors’ labels are ok; we’ll remove them.

That’s it!  So toss all your empties in your car and off-load them in the giant box at MRRF2022!

First Place: Jim’s Printer, a GreenGate3D Tshirt, a sticker, and a picture with Barbara

Second Place: A 1kg spool of Purple Reign, a GreenGate3D Tshirt, a sticker, and a picture with Barbara

Third Place: A 1kg spool of GreenGate Green, a GreenGate3D Tshirt, a sticker and a picture with… Richard LOL!

Fourth and Fifth Place: ALL entrants (short of the top 3 above) will be entered into a random drawing.  This way, if you’ve not brought a garbage bag full, you can still win.  We’ll select two more lucky winners, each to take home a spool of GreenGate3D filament and a GreenGate3D sticker.

We thank you, your garage thanks you, your significant other thanks you, and the environment thanks you!!!

1 comment

  • It was a pleasure meeting you both yesterday at MRRF! To refresh your memory, as I know you met potentially thousands of people over the weekend, I run a 3D printing group on Facebook, named 3DP Rescue! I approached you about representing your product in our group. I was beyond happy to have a second AMERICAN filament maker willing to come aboard! I am looking forward to a long relationship with GreenGate3D!

    I wish I had known about your need for empty spools before I headed up to the MRRF, I have at least 40 empties sitting unused. If it’s ok with you, I can post on my group about your need for empty spools and see if we can get a push going for you, just let us know where they need to be sent. With 2,500 plus members (and growing daily) I am sure many would be willing to donate empty spools to an AMERICAN filament company!

    Tom Beckendorf

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