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Japan’s Rinkak Marketplace offers new wood-like 3D printing material

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Tokyo’s Kabuku Inc. has released a new, wood-like 3D printing material at its Rinkak Marketplace, a 3D creators’ market which applies 3D manufacturing technology to uploaded designs.

This new material features a brown, natural wood color, and a sandy textural feel. It can be printed in build volumes up to 250 × 250 × 200 mm at minimum thicknesses of 3mm and ships in three to four weeks.

It’s made from wood chips and features a warm appearance, but requires that 3D models be built with added thickness compared to prints made with other common materials. The base material begins as a fine powder and a rough texture is left on the surface of the finished object. This new material has a low resistance to water, and is not suitable for products which will be used in wet conditions.

On the other hand, the material can print hollow structures, and Rinkak says that means it can be used to build designs beyond the capabilities of traditional woodworking techniques.

The company says that the material is not as strong as more common materials like ABS and PLA, so it will break if it is dropped or excessive force is applied to the pieces made with it. Rinkak is currently offering discount coupons of 20% off on all the objects and material choices on the site, using the coupon code “WOODLIKE,” through May 31st.

According to Rinkak, 3D creators can begin selling their designs by unloading as little as a single item, and that they hope to “create a bridge between 3D creators and consumers by engaging more advanced production technologies and more unique products.”

To see pictures and the full story, check out the full 3Dprint article here: http://3dprint.com/61258/rinkak-new-wood-material/

Written by cabinettrends

May 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

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