LayFilaments new version of their now classical wood filamnet - LAYWOOD-FLEX.
German inventor Kai Parthy is back again with anohter intresting filament.
His latest fiddling has given the added property of flexibility to his wood
filament, Laywoo-D3. Laywood -Flex brings the bendability of tree branches to 3D
printable filament, without being rubber-like.
Laywood prints are otherwise quite rigid with high tensile strength and tend
to break faster, but Laywood-Flex has a higher elasticity with slightly lower
tensile strength. As Kai points out, “More than 2 years has gone and some
more filaments have been developed in my garage and I wanted to come back to
LAYWOOD (TM) again, making it better or more flexible as some sorts of wood in
real nature are also bendable. So I added some flexibilizers and got a proper
result which is in sum a thermoplastic polymer-composite, made from harmless
You can see the FLEX filament in the clip above. In a nutshell, LAYWOOD has a
higher tensile strength, but will break under enough pressure. LAYWOOD-FLEX,
meanwhile, has a lower tensile strength, but has a far higher degree of
elasticity. Perfect for 3D printing belts, imitations of wooden decorations or
even small pieces of furniture (and whatever else your making mind comes up
- No (or minimal) warping
- Rough or smooth surfaces that can be sanded
- 3D printable tree-rings (185 to 255°C) are possible, depending on
temperature and printing speeds. Elasticity will be higher on darker layers.
- Sticks well to ABS-paint on cold platforms or blue tape.
- Print directly on capton-tape with a 50°C platform .
- Contains ~ 35 % recycled wood, as well as harmless binders made by
- Nozzle: 0.5 mm.