Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at several 3D printed innovations at the University of Maine.
3D Printing With Sawdust Converts A Waste Into Luxury Goods
Forust Partners with design firm HagenHinderdael to demonstrate the beauty and sustainability of 3D printing with organics.
Massivit’s Cast in Motion: A Game-Changing 3D Printing Process
We had a close look at Massivit’s latest 3D print technology: CIM, or “Cast in Motion”.
3D Printing with Pulp and Paper Waste
TU Delft researchers have demonstrated 3D printing with waste cellulose and lignin materials.
The Warping Advantage in 3D Printing
New research has shown a way to 3D print wooden objects that automatically unfold.
Fortune Brands and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how an upcoming spin off could make use of 3D print technology.
Design of the Week: 3D Puzzle V2.0
This week’s selection is the 3D Puzzle V2.0 by woodworker Ray Whitby.
Can 3D Printing Be The Future Of The Wood Industry?
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine consider how advances in 3D printing with wood materials might impact the overall future of forestry.
Desktop Wood? Desktop Metal Announces “Forust”
Desktop Metal unexpectedly announced a new wood 3D printing process called “Forust”.
The State of 3D Scanning 160 Years Ago
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.
Mimicking Wood Tissue With 3D Printing
Researchers have developed an approach that could lead to true wood 3D printing material.
A Very Different Kind of Wood Filament
Deep in the forests of British Columbia is a startup company making 3D print materials from wood.
Using Lignin as a 3D Print Material
ORNL Researchers have found a way to 3D print lignin.
Ethereal Machines: A Company Making Many Different 3D Printers
We bumped into Ethereal Machines, a Bangalore-based 3D printer manufacturer and were surprised by the varied nature of their product line.
More Hands On With Fiberlogy’s Specialty Filaments
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 Releases Unusual Wood 3D Printer Filaments
Formfutura, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of 3D printer filaments, announced today some very interesting new wood filaments.
Try This Color-Changing Wood Filament
A new project hopes to produce high-quality, color-changing wood filament for personal 3D printers.
MakerBot’s Unusual New Materials
MakerBot did not announce any new machines this week, but they did announce some rather unusual filaments.
Few Limits to 3D Print Size
A project by Poland’s Fucco Design created replicas of large church figurines in wood.
MakerBot’s Not-Exactly-Wood Filament
MakerBot announced the availability of “natural” colored filament. A minor announcement perhaps, but there’s more to the story.
4 AXYZ’s 3D Potential
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.
Uncovered: 4 AXYZ’s Secret 3D Wood Machine
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.
The Mysterious 4XYZ
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
Another Way to 3D Print in Wood
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
Wooden Filament? Yes!
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!
3D Print Objects In Wood
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