A new printer called Forst is using 3D print wood objects from scrap wood that sound structurally like regular carved wood. Created by Andrew Jeffery and a team of desktop metal researchers, the printer prints using fine wood molds that are made of solid material.
“Since we started in 2016, our focus has been on the mission of using wood to create sustainable wood products,” Jeffrey said. “This research and development effort has launched our Frost process with desktop metal today.”
The printer works in the same way as an inkjet printer and scratches a binding agent on the wood. Like most 3D printers, the object can be lifted from a wooden bed and then, once completed, can be sanded and finished like a regular wood.
Jeffrey sees the system as a way to save the tree.
“Two years ago we started looking at how we could be able to print 3D on new materials,” he said. “Wood waste was one of the first materials we started with and realized that it could be recovered and upcycled through 3D printing technology. From there we focused on creating the results of creating an industry of real wood using outside wood producers. We really formed the organization to protect the forest. “
Desktop metal has become universal Through a last August Spec, And Forrest is a spin-off product that will include an online sample design system for manufacturers to use the technology.