eSun PLA+ filaments are high-quality professional grade filaments and are compatible with all FDM printers such as MakerBot, Reprap, UP, Afinia, Flash Forge and all FDM 3D Printers
The refined colour and tone of eSUN’s exotic wood filament will remind your senses of the invigorating smells and smooth textures of a full-bodied caramel latte—until you stain it to reveal a master-crafted art piece of rich mahogany. This filament is an experimental product ready to be explored by the adventurous and curious 3D maker. What will you build with eSUN PLA+ wood?
Wood-fil contains real Medium Density Fibers (MDF) and thus cannot be printed with the smallest of nozzle diameters (0.5mm or bigger recommended). It can be more difficult to print, but the produced parts are tougher than other wood filaments on the market and have something a little bit special about their final presentation.
eSun’s Wood-based filaments are typically a composite that combines a PLA base material with wood dust, cork, and other powdered wood derivatives. Typically, the filament consists of around 30% wood particles, but the exact number may vary depending on the brand. The presence of these particles gives the 3D printed parts of the aesthetics of real wood. This filament is also less abrasive compared to other composite filaments such as carbon-fibre filled and metal filled since wood particles are much softer.
There are some wood-like filaments on the market that only contain wood colouring, but no actual wood particles, so these typically have a very different look and feel. This guide will focus on wood infused PLA filaments since these are the most common, but you can use these tips as a starting point for other wood-based filaments as well.
Pro-Tips while printing with wood Filament:
- With certain wood filaments, using different extruder temperatures will produce slightly different colours for the final printed part.
Using this effect, you can set up different temperatures for different layers of your print in Simplify3D to create a realistic grain pattern on the surface of the printed part.
- Wood filaments are very good at hiding the layer lines between different layers of your print. For simple shapes, you can likely print with a much larger layer height, since the lines between layers will be less visible.
- Many wood-based filaments can be easily post-processed using standard wood sandpaper. This can further smooth and refine the surface finish of your prints.
– Good wood textures;
– No smelling when printing and non-toxic;
– Can be printed without heating bed, less part warping and curling;
– Low print temperature.
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