Directed by Paolo Vergalito and Steven Demot
an i.materialise Production
i.materialise is proud to announce that one of the world’s newest and most advanced manufacturing technologies for 3D printed wood is now in the hands of consumers, inventors, and designers like you.
Models in wood are constructed from a brown, very fine, granular powder made from wood chips. The surface has a sandy, granular look, and is slightly porous. The technology to 3D print your design in wood is called laser sintering.
Wood is perfect for complex models, as it allows for interlocking and moving parts. Typically, these are models you put on your desk or on a shelf such as architectural scale models, figurines, and awards. The technique used to print wood gives you lots of design freedom, meaning you can create an object that cannot be realized with traditional woodworking methods.