Best wood-fill filament?

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Best wood-fill filament?

Post by LePaul » April 29th, 2017, 10:16 pm

What's out there that isn't a nightmare to work with? :)

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by shurik » April 30th, 2017, 6:52 am

I only used ColorFabb and it was fairly straightforward. No issues I can think of.

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by LePaul » April 30th, 2017, 10:22 am

The Corkfill?

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by shurik » April 30th, 2017, 2:03 pm

No, the regular woodfil.

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by drayson » April 30th, 2017, 3:05 pm

same here - Colorfabb WoodFil... no issues up to now...

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by Izzy » April 30th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Agree with you guys, ColorFabb WoodFill, for some reason they have stopped BambooFill.
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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by PeggyB » May 1st, 2017, 11:27 am

but use a bigger nozzle then 0.4...

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by LePaul » May 1st, 2017, 1:47 pm

Really? I was going to print Baby Groot in wood...so many fine details

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by shurik » May 1st, 2017, 4:19 pm

I used only .4 nozzle. Up the temperature and enjoy the smell of burnt wood. Other than that, no issues.

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by Neotko » May 1st, 2017, 4:36 pm

There are 3 woods that print ok

Polymax wood/nowood. It looks like cardboard when printed, it allows more retractions than normal pla+wood.

Italianmade Plawood filament. This one I'm not sure yet but I think is the one that eumakers sell. I have a sample and is on my todobedobedo list for this week to test. If is the one from them I know from Valcrow that it actually allows a lot of fine detail than other woodfilaments don't.

And the third probably 0.6 nozzle and colorfabb.

Ofc to print wood filaments I would never use um2 knurled bolt since is way too destructive, or I would try to avoid any retractions (with the problem of gabs, stringing and lots of manuycleaning unless the object doesn't need that at all).

I'm still intrigued with the italian filament. I seen it on the Amsterdam show and their orints where way too good, so muchthat I thought they where way too fake. But Valcrow print test was really impressive, so I will give it a good round of tests to this 10metters sample.

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by Izzy » May 1st, 2017, 5:12 pm

I must admit, when printing with ColorFabb woodfill I had replaced my knurled feeder with a hobbled feeder and I was using Roberts feeder mod.
I have tried Kai-Pathy's lay wood which was nice but the LayWood Flex had problems with the Roberts set up and they recommend a 0.5mm Nozzle, but with the bondtech feeder was fine on a 0.4 nozzle.
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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by PeggyB » May 2nd, 2017, 3:02 am

I only use Colorfabb and that clogs with a 0.4 nozzle. Bigger nozzles print just as nice (and faster) because the fibers hide the layers.

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by drayson » May 2nd, 2017, 5:10 am

I never had a clog with it and I only have 0,4mm nozzles in use (too lazy to switch at my UMO). I recently tried the woodgrain postprocessor but decided to not use is as the effect is not so "realistic"...

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by Meduza » May 2nd, 2017, 7:29 am

I prefer using 0.6mm nozzles with all wood-filled filaments, no clogs as long as you dont leave the filament hot for longer times without extrusion.

The Corkfill is a really nice finish, but it has a very light texture, so it is more of a dark brown with a nice luster. The Woodfill has a bit heavier texture which hides layer lines really well.

Colorfabb has indeed discontinued the bamboofill, i believe it was because of a raw material supply problem.

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Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Post by GrueMaster » October 10th, 2017, 1:36 am

I printed a headphone stand and Baby Groot this weekend using Hatchbox Wood filament. Looks great. I didn't even run a test print after loading the filament.
Baby groot.jpg
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