3D printing wooden material has just taken a leap forward with LAYWOO-D3, a printable ‘wood’ for reprap-based 3D printers.
The new FDM filament is a wood/polymer composite (also referred to as WPC) and the objects 3D printed with it look remarkably realistic — they even have annual rings.
According to the creator, the features of LAYWOO-D3 include:
- near zero warp
- rough or smooth surface
- printable tree rings
- print temperature ranging form 185°C bright to 230°C dark color appearance
- The filament contains 40% of recycled wood.
Have a look at the process in action: