Wood-minic material with uncompromised printing quality
PolyWood™ User Instructions
- PolyWood™ contains no actual wood (i.e. not a wood polymer composite); it mimics the appearance of wood with its stabilized foam structure. It is also the first 3D printable foam.
- The basic printing characteristics are similar to regular PLA, however the best results are often obtained with slightly higher printing temperatures and lower printing speeds compared to PLA.
- It is recommended to print with a high retraction distance (if the software allows), such as 2–3mm..
- If the printed part exhibits poor layer adhesion, it is recommended to turn off or reduce the power of the part cooling fan during printing. PolyWood™ cools much faster than regular printing materials due to its much larger surface area.
- Specific guidelines for MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2X:
- The optimum printing temperatures (with a layer height of 0.2 mm) are found to be 210° C and 220° C for Replicator 2 and 2X, respectively.
- The printing speed should be in the range of 30–60mm/s with 30mm/s being the best based on our results. It is recommended to set all the speed values (by editing a custom profile) in the aforementioned printing speed range. Printing at higher than 60mm/s is not recommended.
- It is recommended to disable the cooling fan (for Replicator 2) during printing.
- For advanced users: the "FeedstockMultiplier" setting in the custom profile can affect the surface finish of the prints. For a layer height of 0.2mm, it is recommended to set the "FeedstockMultiplier" value to 1–1.1 (default = 0.93).
||20 cm (7.87”)
||5.3 cm (2.09”)
||5.3 cm (2.09”)
||5.25 cm (2.07”)
PolyWood™ Technical Specifications
|Average filament diameter
|Standard deviation of diameter
||< ±0.05 mm
|Recommended printing temperatures
||210 ~ 220 °C
|Recommended HBP (if equipped) temperature
||60 ~ 70 °C
|Recommended printing speed