The bending issue is one point he is targeting.
IMHO If the only result would be a standard connector size, than the initiative was worth it.
Nice article about the project by Gigaom: http://gigaom.com/2014/03/17/is-it-time-for-a-standard-3d-printer-spool-size/
Is it time for a standard 3D printer spool size?
The short answer is yes; yes it is. But not everyone, including some of the leading companies in the market, agrees.
I think it's a good idea. As long as the one spool size is reasonable (looks as if bending issues were taken into account)...
However there will hardly be just one spool size as e.g. 100m and 2.2kg is quite a different amount of filament and thus requires different spools. But at least one should get rid of these silly small spools where you can throw away the last third...
The proprietary spool systems of other 3D printer manufacturers will of course stay the same. But hey, everybody has to find his own way to make himself unhappy... :wink:
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