New 3D Printing filament allows makers to create objects in wood, created by Kai Parthy - via

This wood filament LAYWOO-D3 is a wood/polymer composite - the filament contains recycled wood and harmless binding polymers. The material has similar thermal durability as PLA and can be printed between 175°C and 250°C. “After printing it looks like wood and smells like wood.” Depending on the temperature you can even print wooden-like objects with annual rings. At 180°C, the prints has a light color, at 245°C it becomes darker. Afterwards the printed objects can be cut, grinded or painted.

You can watch a video via the excellent Tumblr blog of roomthily, or find out more at Hack A Day and

(via emergentdigitalpractices)