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  • 1kg 3mm Wood Filament
  • a mixture of 40% recycled wood with a binding polymer
  • Smells like wood; Flexible
  • Allows the filament to be printed just like thermoplastic filaments - such as ABS and PLA
  • Varying brightness of printed material by varying extruder termperature (recommended between 185C and 230C)
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandSainSmart
Model NumberSS-202
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions20.6 x 19.8 x 6.4 cm
Manufacturer Part NumberWood-204
  
Additional Information
ASINB00L0ZLS5U
Best Sellers Rank 206,591 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
Date First Available16 Jun. 2014
  
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Product Description

With this SainSmart revolutionary new material you can print objects that look and smell like wood!!

Wood Filament is a mixture of 40% recycled wood with a binding polymer. This wood/polymer composite allows the filament to be printed just like thermoplastic filaments - such as ABS and PLA - but gives your creation a wooden-like appearance.

Wood Filament filament is designed for 3D printers based on RepRap technology. The thermal strength of filament is similar to PLA and can be printed between 175C and 250C. After printing, your object will look and smell like wood and it can also be handled like wood. After printing you can cut, grind and paint your creations similar as you can do with wooden objects.

Depending on the temperature at which filament is printed, it will take on a different shade of brown. This means that by intentionally varying the printing temperature, you can simulate a tree's growth ring effect. At 180C your wooden prints will have a light colour and at 245C your print will become darker.

Note: This filament is extremely sensitive to lower temperatures (60F and below), and should be stored in a warm enclosure. The product will become extremely brittle if not, and breakage could occur!

Features:

* 40% recycled wood;
* No warping;
* Smells like wood;
* Flexible;
* No heated bed necessary, sticks well to print bed;
* Varying brightness of printed material by varying extruder termperature (recommended between 185C and 230C).

Specifications

* 2.2lbs/1kg (Net Weight) 3mm Wood Filament
* Outer Diameter: 200mm
* Inner Diameter: 50mm (NOT cover the white rubber ring)
* Inner Diameter: 70mm (cover the white rubber ring)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gard Nærø Skarsten on 21 Oct. 2014
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Its a nice material. However the spool that it comes on is a irregular size that doesn't fit my printer, and its so brittle that it broke several times while trying to transfer to a custom spool.
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Amazon.com: 55 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
so far its my best printing filament 6 Dec. 2014
By B-row - Published on Amazon.com
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so far its my best printing filament. Very smooth outcome. A tiny bit stringy.

Its not quite as strong as pla/abs, The lack of flexibility makes it a bit easier to de-laminate with shearing force on a thinner part. It cracks easily when flexed. I have to be careful about how much hairspray I use on my bed when printing thin things. Probably don't need any... but better safe? It gets a bit stringy when I'm printing. I keep the temp up for max layer adhesion. If I lower the temp, the strings go away. 215c is hot for it. it will print down to 195 easily enough. I haven't tried 190.

Spool is cardboard and arrived a bit beat up. Its a soft card compared to what you'd think, but I don't use a spool edge bobbin. The center of the spool is plastic. the cardboard is just there to keep the filament from falling off.

Has an interesting sheen to it when done. It not "just brown". Color changes with temperature. Lower the lighter. It seems to work best on a high resolution. Probably due to the slightly lower than normal PLA adhesion. But you could, if you wanted, print in a .3mm layer I suppose.

Works great in my robo 3d.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic material! 26 Aug. 2014
By Reid - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic material! It feels great if you sand it. You can stain, paint, drill, saw, glue, and do most other things you can with actual wood. Do not burn, as it contains plastic. This works better with a modified, pinch/roll extruder. Use of a delrin plunger extruder block might be problematic.
Good Filament. Color does not vary with extrusion temperature. 25 July 2014
By D. Sykes - Published on Amazon.com
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I had a perfect first print with this filament ran through an E3D hotend with a 0.4mm nozzle. I purged my nozzle of ABS at 240C and noted that the filament flowed very freely at that temperature, so I started my print at 220C. As the object printed I tried varying the temperature from 200 to 250C to achieve a "tree ring" effect but I had no success. Despite overly high temperatures on an all metal hotend I had no jams and the print still looked great.

Although this filament wasn't exactly what I was looking for it's a nice substitute at a fraction of the price. I wanted a filament exactly like the name brand alternative I won't mention by name that costs several times more than this. It changes color with varied temperature, as the wood literally burns to a darker brown. This filament will not change color other than to a charred black which begins at around 250C. I haven't tried sanding it but I did use a file on it to grind down one side of the print and it seemed to work better than normal PLA. I also tried to break a thin section of the print and while I don't believe I can accurately quantify how strong this is compared to normal PLA I can say that I have no concerns about strength and it strength should be comparable to standard PLA. This can also likely be printed at much lower temperatures as the manufacturer states.
Good for wood-like qualities, not so good for wood-like appearance. 28 July 2014
By James Briggs - Published on Amazon.com
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This filament prints fine with no problems with the same acuracy of regular PLA. Due to it consisting of wood it has a drier "flow" when extruded. Successfully printing at 200°C (probably could go a bit lower)

This filament does not change color like what people assume. That feature seems to be exclusive to the Laywoo-D3 filament (much more expensive and it clogs the extruders easier) The actual wood particulate in this filament is "fine" and there really isnt any speckling in the filament (which is disappointing) Prints come out monotone Pine sawdust colored. So does it look like real wood? Not really. But it does have some nice qualities:

Now, the difference between this filament and say beige colored filament is the texture. This filament has a rougher surface texture to it compared to plastic. It also sands smooth much better than standard PLA, and is stain-able.

Overall if you want a material to create parts that you want to add a finish to later.. IE stains, paint, ect. Then this filament will work nicely. It is porous after all. However, If you're looking for a filament to make stand-alone parts that you want to look like real wood, then this might not fit your fancy.

Edit: I forgot to mention that with these filaments you dont want to leave your extruders preheating for extended periods of time. Apparently the filament dries out due to the wood content and will jam your extruder. It hasnt happened to me. Just a heads up.
Prints well, sanding is decent, but does not take stain well. 5 Jan. 2015
By Ram M - Published on Amazon.com
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Print - Prints well. You have to be careful not to use very high temperatures that are used for ABS. I use 200C nozzle temperature and 60C bed temperature and it works well.

Sanding - Sanding works better than PLA. It is like sanding hardwood (the one used for floors). But, it is possible to sand.

Staining - It does not take stain like wood (advertised as stainable). Actually, it does not stain at all in my experience. I soaked it in dark tea for 24 hours. It looked like it was stained, let it dry for several hours and washed under tap water, and it cleanly washed away. Tried regular wood stain and it stays on the top similar to paint. Does not seem to soak in like real wood. I also soaked it in water to see if it would become soft. Does not seem to be affected by water.

Overall - I like it as it has the non-shiny wood look. Wish it was possible to stain. Temperature variations do not seem to affect color. After some sanding, it has the cardboard box color/texture (think surface of amazon.com shipping box). If that is acceptable, it looks great.

Edit Jan 24, 2015: Finally finished the roll. Whole thing printed without jams. Thickness appeared consistent throughout the roll.

NOTE: There is a 'Dark Brown' version of this filament from the same manufacturer. That seems to be a lot different. I have reviewed it SainSmart Imported 1.75mm Dark Brown Wood Filament 1kg/2.2lb for 3D Printers Reprap, MakerBot Replicator 2, Afinia, Solidoodle 2, Printrbot LC, MakerGear M2 and UP!(Afinia H-Series) there.
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