The Orbi-Tech LayBrick is another intriguing wood filament 3d printer that permits you to print models that feel and appear like they’re produced from plastic and never from stone. This wood filament 3d printer is much like the Orbi-Tech LayWoo-d3 that we have lately additionally tested, yet instead of wood we’ve got a stone like effect of the printed models. To be more exact the wood filament 3d printer creates prints that look more like ceramic material when smoother or more like sandstone when the print is rougher, according to the temperature you use for printing. The wood filament 3d printer is seemingly made from thermoplastic polymer combined with very fine milled chalk powder. We will be testing to see how the effect impacts, although it is apparently built to be printed with extruder temperatures ranging from about 165degC to above 210degC. A heated is required by the wood filament 3d printer doe snot build platform, therefore it should work on pretty much any standard printer made to work with wood filament 3d printer. Other manufacturer recommendations are to utilize a layer-depth from 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm, max infill of 25%, and to wait some time for the substance to harden before you remove it from the build platform after the printing is completed.
The very fact that we did not need trouble with the wood filament 3d printer jamming the extruder is as it appears that the chalk powder is finer than temperature that is higher and the wood particles will not influence chalk just like the wood. You can view the results from our evaluation prints in the photo above when printing our test straightforward house results and the temperature range turned out to be pretty similar to that which we got when using LayWoo d3. We have used our MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer utilizing the Standard setting for 0.2 mm layer height and 60 mm/s rate while extruding with temperatures of 160, 180, 200, 230 and 250 degrees Celsius. As you’ll be able to view in the picture together with the printed examples using lower temperatures like 160 and 180 degrees Celsius the surface looks smoother and the layers are harder to distinguish, going up to 200 degrees produces great consequences in terms of the look and feel of the printed version. Going for higher temperatures such as 230 (the normal we use for PLA) or even higher up to 250 degrees Celsius effects in not so even layers, but that might be used as an advantage and effect should you must have this type of effect on purpose.
The Orbi-Tech LayBrick, much like the wood filament 3d printer is an intriguing experimental product that when managed correctly can help some really fine prints are made by you in the event you’ll need a wood-like or stone like look and feel. These filaments need a little more attention when managing and when the print is finished you may choose to wait a couple of minutes for them before you remove them from the print bed to harden. The means to reach distinct appearance when printing could also be rather helpful for people that wish to play these, specifically for artists who need to make authentic and attractive 3D when using different temperature printed contents. We undoubtedly like the results we got and after testing these materials and today understand the best way to manage afterward and with what settings to print. LayWoo-d3 and LayBrick filaments however do remain a more niche products that might be excellent to have if you need the kind of look and feel they provide, but that likely will not be quite commonly for most folks. The price of these filaments is, in addition, a bit exorbitant compared to more conventional and widely used materials, so doing big 3D prints may turn out to be quite pricey, never the less if this is the sort of effect you need for a job there is very little you can do.