We tested strands of Cork and wood of FormFutura

 strands of Cork and wood of FormFutura

once more we bring you the testing of filament one of the manufacturers of reference in the world of 3D printing. This time we are talking about FormFutura a manufacturer based in the Netherlands with a wide range of products at competitive prices.

s us most popular products include:

  • MetalFil which contains 80% of metal particles.
  • HDGlass strand PETG with some references that allow the impression of translucent objects.
  • EasyCork very light and with approximately 30% of Cork EasyWood
  • a filament with characteristics very similar to the wood to include almost half of its composition of different fibers.

today I will teach you some printed objects in wood and Cork

the manufacturer advises us to print a temperature between 200 ° and 240 ° C and there is no special emphasis on speed but on all these special strands is advisable not to use very high speeds . shows sent is referenced as color olive . And a personal recommendation, strand is very crisp so care to load in the extruder’s printer that we are left with a piece in hand.

 EasyWood FormFutura

for initial testing in which we check how will extrude the material have printed side of a keychain style Swiss army knife. This object is simple and very smooth lines.

if something smells of wood, has the feel and weight of the wood… is it wood? It is surprising to enter the area of print while the printer is working and find that it smells like a carpentry. More curious still is checking that actually the printed piece has touch, firmness, and the weight of the DM a material widely used in construction and Cabinet-making because of its similarity with wood. The printed object can sand perfectly generating chips similar to that you would get when sanding a piece of wood.

 EasyWood Groot

for the following printing we have uploaded the difficulty level and we have printed a piece that would be almost impossible to perform in wood, a bust of Groot (the character of guardians of the Galaxy which is a hombre-arbol). We see that while the level of detail of the original design is very high the printed object has very good resolution and has virtually no errors . Surely slightly adjusting the resolution Z, temperature of the extruder and speed could even improve the results.

another detail that we liked much of this material is that print stands are removed with ease

EasyCorK, printable Cork

the manufacturer advises us to print a temperature of between 240 and 260 ° C and makes no special emphasis on speed but on all these special strands is advisable not to use very high speeds . The submitted sample is referenced as “Dark”.  Feeling brave by the good results obtained with the other material we have decided to dispense with simple prints and go directly for the bust of Groot. We can compare the differences between one and another material.

we have also obtained a few outstanding results while preserving the high level of detail in the original model.

material has one greater versatility than the PLA in both prints how while it is still a strand wrapped around the spool. This also translates into very comfortable removing even with your hands supporting structures.

 EasyCork Drone

flexibility that have printed objects, good resistance to impacts and weight of this material have made us ask ourselves if we could print the structure of a drone. The answer is if and with very good results

conclusions on filaments of Cork and wood of FormFutura

both EasyWood as EasyCork are exceptional materials with amazing characteristics techniques . Both prints easily without problems of warping and without hot bed. Actually it’s like print PLA .

this type of strands will open a new world of possibilities in 3D printing. We can repair our furniture with ease or create objects for use until now unthinkable

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