- story by MaterialDistrict
The ability to 3d print with various materials on your desktop 3d printer appears to be a very important aspect for many users. Colorfabb therefore ventured into the world of composites for 3d printing at home with Special Filaments materials including woodFill, bronzeFill, copperFill and bambooFill.
ColorFabb’s woodFill filaments come in 2.85mm and 1.75mm thicknesses and have a processing temperature of 195~230C. What makes this wood filament special is its unique composition and its availability on a spool. ColorFabb also has a filament which is a mixture of PLA and PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates). This mixture produces a tough, durable filament that bends where other filament break. As an added bonus, this filament is available in a variety of colours.
It is also possible to 3d print with metal on your own desktop 3d printer with the bronzeFill and copperFill filaments. The printed parts appear laser sintered and have a matte finish. With a bit of sanding and polishing, the metal particles begin to shimmer and shine. The weight of these metal filament materials is a distinguishing factor, about 3 times heavier then regular PLA/PHA.
A bamboo based filament called bambooFill is also available. It is made of 80% Colorfabb PLA and 20% recycled bamboo fibre.