Print wood now - with tree rings! LAYWOO-D3 mm filament
by Kaipa, published
Print your design with a new 3 mm wood-filament.
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Printable wood / LAYWOO-D3 / is a new FDM filament that I developed within the last year as an alternative printing material. It allows to print wooden-like objects with annual rings - and that without warp !
The original design for my first reasonable print is a concept toy - "locomotive with plugable wheels"
from the 80-ies (designed by Grit Weiss Annaberg) that I rebuilt with permission for 3D-Printing. Using the main parts as
boiler boiler-plate wheels smoke pipe
there are easy modifications possible to create waggons for a complete train. You can print the filament in a range from 175°C to 250°C without blockage the nozzle. The flow of molten LAYWOOD3 is excellent. The printed wood will appear rough, similar to MDF Medium-Density Fiberboard Playing a little with material feed settings brings more craters or smoother surface.
Annual-Rings printing-temperature: 180°C = bright colour, 245°C = dark wooden effects
features of LAYWOO-D3
near zero warp rough or smooth surface possible during one print paintable, grindable, cutable with saw printable tree-rings stics well on print bed, no heated bed necessary the filament contains recycled wood and harmless binding polymers the material has similar thermal durability as PLA is not dedicated to substitute the "good old wood or bamboo"
Hygenic aspects: The composite material contains recycled wood and only such polymers that are harmless, but printed parts should not be eaten. To be honest - because the filament contains the half polymer binder - it´s not a typical bio-product and sadly not cheaper than standard ABS or PLA.
your requests: I sell little trial amounts (0.25Kg) german ebay: search: printable wood / LAYWOO-D3 / trial amount
Dealers are welcome ;) 1.75 mm filament is not yet produced, but in the pipe.
January 22th 2013: 1.75 mm as a trial amount of 0.25 Kg is available in now: search in ebay please.
We also found dealers in USA, Austria, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, Austria and Switzerland + Germany. Thank you for pushing me.
pic: 3.0 mm filament https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1omh1qvawv42xw/DSCI0823.JPG