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3D Print wood filaments

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    My concept proposes to use wood chips or saw dust to make the filaments of wooden 3D printer.
    Models in wood are constructed from a brown, very fine, granular powder made from wood chips. The surface has a sandy, granular look, and is slightly porous.
    Wood is perfect for complex models, as it allows for interlocking and moving parts.

    It is already possible to make 3D printed models of wood in small sizes, I think it can be scaled up to 3D print big furnitures using wood dust or wood chips hence we can reuse the wood almost completely. I think FPIntell should research in this field as already 3D printing is a widespread technology now.

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    Jaime Millan
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    Recycled woodfibres are currently being used for 3D printer filaments: http://colorfabb.com/woodfill-fine.

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    Mark Anson
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    I agree that 3D wood printing is worthy of considerable study.  FPInnovations is currently looking at scaling up printing to an architectural scale, similar to the efforts made by the concrete industry.  Whether through a slurry, filament or veneer tape, being able to place a wood material using computer control would drastically expand the ability for architects and engineers to realize their designs.  We could see an explosion of rational structures based on biomimicry and fractal equations.  These designs could use less material and embody far less energy.

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    I agree with u and good to know FPinnovations is already into it as I think it is a great way to completely recycle wood dust.

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    AADHITHYA
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    Thanks for the information, I am aware f it but currently it is expensive and used for 3d printing decorative items not furniture so I think it can be used in a larger scale, something similar to concrete 3d printing utilizing waste saw wood dust/wood chips.

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