3D printing hands on: Working with wood – ZDNet

September 10, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ 3D Printed Articles

The materials you can use to produce 3D prints have exploded over the past few years. One of those materials is wood (or “wood”). Having been provided a spool of filament, I decided to put it through its paces.

Before we begin, I should probably put all my cards on the table and come clean with you. I took wood shop back in the day, and Poppa Gewirtz did his best to teach me some woodworking basics. I haven’t tried making anything from wood since then. So, when I tell you I’m going to try to sand and finish the 3D-printed wood parts, remember that, “Dammit, Jim, I’m a computer scientist, not a woodworker.”