MG Chemicals Wood Filament is made with a blend of polylactic acid (PLA) and wood particles. This material can be sanded and painted and has a sweet odor of wood. It has the ease of use similar to PLA and is great for artists and hobbyists who are looking to experiment with different printing materials. It is pretty much a drop in replacement for regular PLA and is quickly becoming a favourite to print with. Printing temperature ranges from 185° - 230° C (365°- 446° F). Slowing down the print speed to 50%-60% will improve the smoothness of your print. Varying temperatures will affect the color of the final product. No heated bed is required. It is highly recommended this product be used with 0.5 mm nozzles or larger to avoid clogging.
However, nozzles as small as 0.35 mm are being used with great success, sometimes using higher heat to avoid clogging. TIP: Try to avoid letting the filament sit in the hot end for any length of time while it is hot, as this tends to cause clogging.
Wood fibers collect at the tip when left sitting in the hot end. Once it is printing keep it going. If you have to stop to do adjustments etc.. either pull the filament out of the hot end or let it cool down till you are ready to start printing again. These extra few steps will save you a world of time.
MG Chemicals 0.5 KG Wood PLA - 1.75mm
- Diameter: 1.75mm Weight: 1 kg/spool
- Vacuum-sealed with desiccant in resealable bags
- Recommended print temperature: 185 to 230 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: 0 to 60 °C