PolyWood™ is a wood mimic filament without actual wood powder, which removes all risks of nozzle clogs. PolyWood™ is made entirely with PLA using a special foaming technology. It exhibits the same density and appearance as wood.
PolyWood™ features Polymaker's Jam-Free™ technology and Polymaker's Stabilized Foaming™ technology:
Jam-Free™ - Jam-Free™ technology improves the heat stability of Polymaker’s PLA filaments with softening temperatures over 140 °C. As a result, Polymaker’s PLA filaments show minimal softening in the “cold end” and can melt rapidly once entering the heating zone, leading to excellent printing quality with zero risk of nozzle jams.
Stabilized Foaming™ - Stabilized Foaming™ technology is used to produce foamed filaments, whose foam structure can survive the printing process and be inherited by the printed parts. This enables light weight 3D printed parts with unprecedented surface finish.
Light Weight - The density of PolyWood™ is on average 0.8 g/cm³ which is 35- 40% lighter than regular PLA.
Wood with no mess - Instead of using wood to mimic wood, Polymaker developed a unique foaming technology to deliver a material that mimics wood structurally. PolyWood™ is composed entirely of polymers. The Results? Excellent print quality without the risk of nozzle jams.
Uncompromised Quality - Polymakers leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing, ensure reliable printing and consistency across spools and batches.
To learn more about PolyWood™, click the "Technologies & QC" and "Settings & Specifications" tabs.
All Polymaker products are formulated by Polymakers experienced R&D team to provide new optimized and innovative material solutions for the industry. Whether it be improving printing reliability & experience (Warp-Free™ & Jam-Free™) or to maximise material performance and functionality (Optimized & Nano reinforcement). Polymakers patented technologies and expansive portfolio have continued to provide empowering solutions to customers internationally, from Automotive manufacturers and Construction companies right down to the entrepreneur and household maker.
Stabilized Foaming™ technology is used to produce foamed filaments, whose foam structure can survive the printing process and be inherited by the printed parts. This enables light weight 3D printed parts with unprecedented surface finish.
Polymakers patented Jam-Free™ technology dramatically improves the heat stability of their PLA filaments, by combining the latest development in biopolymer formulation and advanced polymer processing technologies. As a result, PolyWood™ filament exhibits a high softening temperature of more than 140 °C, over 80 degrees higher than other PLA filaments currently on the market. So while printing, the filament will never soften in the “cold end” and can melt rapidly once entering the heating zone. This leads to extremely smooth printing and no more nozzle-jams caused by heat-creep!
Polymakers Jam-Free™ is especially helpful when using:
- 3D printers with cheap or older extruder designs.
- 'Higher Temperature' 3D Printers.
- Dual Extrusion 3D Printers (as the filament sits idle for long periods of time)
Please note that Polymakers Jam-Free technology increases the the softening temperature of the filament, not the heat resistance of printed parts. Parts printed in PolyWood™ exhibit normal thermal properties and heat resistance.
Industry Leading Quality Control
PolyWood™ like all other Polymaker materials is manufactured using state-of-the-art polymer processing technologies and equipment. Polymakers rigorous quality control process ensures industrial standards of reliability for a consistent customer experience.
Tolerance: Polymakers custom developed extrusion, control and monitoring solutions to ensure filament tolerance and roundness meet Polymakers strict quality standards.
Reliable Mechanical, Colouring & Printing Properties: Every batch of filament products are tested to ensure all quality specs (melt flow, softening point, mechanical, diameter, round-ness) are met.
Drying & Vacuum Sealing: Before packaging, all Polymaker filaments are dried to a moisture level of < 0.1% to ensure the best printing quality and are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. All vacuum packaged products are left for 24 hours before boxing to ensure they are leak-free.
600g Spool: PolyWood™ is carefully wound on Polymakers transparent spools. With the transparent spool, it is easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project.
Resealable Bag: All Polymaker filaments are packaged in a resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like all other PLA filaments, PolyWood™ is hygroscopic so we recommend using this bag for filament storage.
|Build Surface material
||Glass, Blue Tape, BuildTak®
|Build surface treatment
||None required, can apply PVA glue to the build surface
|Build plate temperature
|Recommended support material (optional)
||PolyDissolve™ S1, PolySupport™
Drying Settings: 70˚C for 8h
For other tips printing PolyWood™, click to read our starters guide to 3d printing most filament types.
Young’s modulus: N/A
Tensile strength: 23.2 ± 0.4 Mpa
Bending strength: 52.9 ± 0.3 Mpa
Impact strength: 2.1 ± 0.2 kJ/m2
Glass transition temperature: 62°C
Vicat Softening temperature: 60˚C
Melting Temperature: 151˚C
We have full MDS and technical data sheets for PolyWood™ and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!