The University of Maine continues to develop their “BioHome” project.
An interesting research paper proposes using 3D printed concrete molds made from PLA and wood fiber.
This week’s selection is the TSUGINOTE TEA HOUSE by designers Atsumi Kei and Nicholas Préaud.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at several 3D printed innovations at the University of Maine.
Forust Partners with design firm HagenHinderdael to demonstrate the beauty and sustainability of 3D printing with organics.
We had a close look at Massivit’s latest 3D print technology: CIM, or “Cast in Motion”.
TU Delft researchers have demonstrated 3D printing with waste cellulose and lignin materials.
New research has shown a way to 3D print wooden objects that automatically unfold.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how an upcoming spin off could make use of 3D print technology.
This week’s selection is the 3D Puzzle V2.0 by woodworker Ray Whitby.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine consider how advances in 3D printing with wood materials might impact the overall future of forestry.
Desktop Metal unexpectedly announced a new wood 3D printing process called “Forust”.
Ever wonder when 3D scanning was invented? It seems that a form of 3D scan, called Photosculpture, was developed in the 1800s by a French artist.
Researchers have developed an approach that could lead to true wood 3D printing material.
Deep in the forests of British Columbia is a startup company making 3D print materials from wood.
ORNL Researchers have found a way to 3D print lignin.
We bumped into Ethereal Machines, a Bangalore-based 3D printer manufacturer and were surprised by the varied nature of their product line.
Some time ago we had a test of several of Fiberlogy’s speciality 3D printer filaments, and we’d like to update that report.
Formfutura, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of 3D printer filaments, announced today some very interesting new wood filaments.
A new project hopes to produce high-quality, color-changing wood filament for personal 3D printers.
MakerBot did not announce any new machines this week, but they did announce some rather unusual filaments.
A project by Poland’s Fucco Design created replicas of large church figurines in wood.
MakerBot announced the availability of “natural” colored filament. A minor announcement perhaps, but there’s more to the story.
4 AXYZ CEO Samir Shah provided us with several incredible examples produced by their new process. When you see them and read his explanations, you’ll understand why we think this technology is so important.
For some time now we’ve been hearing rumors of a mysterious “wood machine” from a mysterious company called “4 AXYZ”. Now we know a lot more about it.
A new service popped up purporting to offer radically new furniture through the use of additive manufacturing, known to many through its more common name, 3D printing. The 4AXYZ service says: WE UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE OF DIMENSIONS ODDM (“oddem”) offers disruptive opportunities to the world of creativity. 4 AXYZ is here to harness Additive… Continue reading The Mysterious 4XYZ
Wood, the most historical building material – but can you 3D print in wood? Not so much, but some are trying different approaches. Another interesting wood experiment was done by artist and maker Ben Godi, who combined 3D printing and woodworking to produce some amazing models. Godi’s fascinating “production pipeline” first involves creating an… Continue reading Another Way to 3D Print in Wood
We’re not kidding. It really is filament made of wood – and you can print actual wooden objects with it. Developed by Thingiverse user Kaipa, the “LAYWOO-D” filament is a hybrid mix of recycled wood particles and secret binders. You may use this material in RepRap-style 3D printers at a temperature of between 185-200C,… Continue reading Wooden Filament? Yes!
Amazing? Yes. Inevitable? Probably. A huge step forward? Definitely! Of what do we speak? It’s Freedom of Creation’s latest successful venture into 3D printing using wood as the print material. Their new “Tree-D Printing” process involves using actual sawdust as print material. Their process is powder-based (or in this case, “sawdust-based”, we suppose) in… Continue reading 3D Print Objects In Wood