This week, a company called Desktop Metal announced its all-new 3D printers that use wood waste and sawdust for 3D printing, and it looks great. Yes, imagine using wood with your 3D printer to make anything.
The Forust brand tries to save trees by using wood waste to make sustainable wood products. Everything from household items, furniture and anything else that looks good with wood grain.
According to Desktop Metal, the technology uses sawdust and lignin, by-products from the wood and paper industries, and turns it into beautiful products. However, many wood printed items look more like MDF (medium density fiberboard) or plywood than real things made from real wood after looking at the website. Still, it̵
Ric Fulop, CEO of Desktop Metal, said: “There are many applications today where polymers and plastics are used, where you can now replace cost-effectively with sustainably crafted wood parts – luxury high-end components in interiors, consumer electronics, instruments, aviation, boats, household articles, and ultimately in flooring and exterior roof applications. “
Forust reused and reused wood with 3D printing technology. It can make all kinds of products from existing wood, instead of cutting down trees. As of now, it looks like the website already has items including bowls, flower pots, car poker knobs, and random home products or furniture. Looking ahead, the company wants to build anything and everything from upcycled wood.