Wooden Terracotta Warrior

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Wooden Terracotta Warrior

Post by wilsonj » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:24 am

Had problems with laywoo-D3 blocking the nozzle on the Plus, so drilled out a spare nozzle to .5mm and tried again. Here is the result.

Laywoo-D3 is a little stringy, as can be seen in the photos, but notice the layers are almost invisible! And it really feels like wood. Smelt like wood while printing too.

Printed on PLA settings. .15mm, no raft and normal. Min fill (to save wood)

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I'm still not completely convinced I have solved the blockage problem, but a few more prints should tell. Just don't have much laywoo-D3 left....

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Jamie
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Re: Wooden Terracotta Warrior

Post by pp3dp.nl » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:11 pm

Awesome! But is there 1.75 mm filament available yet?

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Re: Wooden Terracotta Warrior

Post by ftdesigns » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:56 pm

really neat. never heard of printing with wood before.

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Re: Wooden Terracotta Warrior

Post by wilsonj » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Well I had some samples, so yes it will be available, just not sure when.

I've asked the manufacturer for an update, and will post his response when I get one.
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Re: Wooden Terracotta Warrior

Post by pp3dp.nl » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:22 pm

And did you experience any ''degradation'' of the filament? Did it get brittle or is it flxible enough?

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Re: Wooden Terracotta Warrior

Post by wilsonj » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:09 pm

I've had the filament for a while now, and yes I have noticed it "dries out". Kinda the opposite to PLA I guess. Although this doesn't seem to effect printing, just makes it brittle. I have heard you can return it to a more supple form by putting it in a humid environment. Not sure if you could dunk it in water quickly and let that soak in. Probably a few things to experiment with I guess.

I also got a reply back. The 1.7mm (not 1.75 btw) is now in production. I've put an order in and hopefully it will all be here before Christmas.
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