When most people think about FDM 3D printers, they picture these machines printing in PLA or ABS plastic. Recently, more and more people have begun using other materials like nylon. However, a company called Akemake, with the help of a new 3D printing material from Fillamentum, is trying to change this.
Akemake has recently used a 100% natural wood filament called Timberfill to print out a working desktop speaker.
This 3D printed model is the first speaker in the world printed from Timberfill material made by Fillamentum,” Machal Kandler of Akemake tells 3DPrint.com. “Yes, it is 100% wood!
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I would just like to point out that the initial article says it’s 100% wood. But the Fillamentium website doesn’t make this claim.
Fillamentium says their product looks like wood (is brown), behaves like wood (questionable), and is made from 100% natural materials (not necessarily wood).
It is however a nice albeit expensive build and I look forward to reading more about Timberfill.