As the amount of on the market 3D printing materials go on to expand, wood-based filaments have become the apple of the Maker community’s eye. Including smartphone accessories and beyond, the mixture of wood into PLA turn it intos objects that appear (and a fewtimes actually smell) reminiscent of the Birch tree in your childhood backyard. Personally, I’ve only experimented with eSUN wood filament, thus far, but I can’t assist but get myself caught up in the ‘woodfill’ hype as well, especially upon not long ago discovering the variety that one particular filament company has to contribute.
Whilst a few filament companies have been releasing their own versions of wood-based filament here and there, Netherlands-based Formfutura has been steadily making a whole line of them. Last year, the filament company released three variants of their EasyWood filament, in Coconut, Olive, and Ebony varieties. Due to the apparent good results of these three wood-based filaments, Formfutura has only released four new variants of wood-based PLA to the EasyWood line, delivering their total selection to sactually various wood types.
These four new variants are EasyWood Birch, EasyWood Pine, EasyWood Cedar, and EasyWood Willow, every of them are turn it intod in their own one-of-a-kind blend of wood. They use a mixture of 40% ground wood particles and print-friendly binding polymers, resulting in wood-based filament that Formfutura feels is the real deal. They have engineered their EasyWood filament line to be modifiable in tint and color through temperature variation, actually enabling users to turn it into a tree ring effect inside your prints. The EasyWood filaments are in addition receptive to a light sanding, that is recommended for an actually additional realistic wood finish.
Example of filament tints at various temperature settings
The EasyWood filaments are on the market in both 2.85mm and 1.75mm, every of the sactually blends cost €32,95 (about $36.30 USD). Formfutura has a whole slew of various 3D printing materials, but they seem to be set on riding upon the wood-based filament wave, contributeing additional variants than any other filament company on the 3D printing material market. Their expansion of the EasyWood filament line proves, if anything, that wood-based filaments are in demand, and only may shake out to be additional than a filament trend.