Review: 3D MARS Wood-infused PLA 3D Printing Filament
In my continuing quest for unique, high quality PLA 3D printer filament, I was anxious to try the 3D MARS Wood-infused PLA 3D Printing Filament. It’s a large, 1.2KG/2.6 lbs. roll.
As you expect from 3D MARS, the 12% Wood-infused PLA comes professionally packaged in a shrinkwrapped casing complete with dry pack (desiccant) inside a cardboard box. My test printer this time is a Flux Delta+. Since the roll didn’t fit in the printer’s chamber – which really can only accommodate rolls half the size – I used a Creker 3D Printer Filament Spool Holder.
Using my digital calipers, I noted that the filament’s dimensional accuracy was to spec. My printer was able to handle the unusual PLA material without much issue, and my test object’s print quality proved excellent, despite a few rough spots. Even though it’s still mostly plastic, the filament does indeed feel like wood – and even smells a bit like it when printing – and the final output reflects those properties.
As usual, if you’re looking for good quality PLA, 3D MARS has a great, unique solution with their Wood-infused product.
– Unique filament, but still works like standard PLA
– Dimensionally accurate
– Excellent output
– Large roll may not work with all 3D printers
– Unlike standard PLA, has a scent when printing
– May need a bit more sanding than usual for PLA for the best finish
A unique, quality wood-like PLA filament.
Thanks to 3D MARS for the review unit.