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A 100 % PLA filament that mimicks the density and appearance of real wood.

Wooden 3D printing filaments are usually made up of a base of polymer and an additive in the form of wood dust. This combination gives the 3D printed parts the look, feel and smell of wood but can prove problematic upon extrusion, causing nozzle clogging due to the inconsistent size of the wood particles. Polymaker has solved this problem by developing the first wood filament that does not contain actual wood - PolyWood.

Video 1: Introducing the PolyWood PLA filament. Source: Polymaker.

The PolyWood filament belongs to Polymaker's Specialty family of materials and its composition is 100 % PLA. The secret to obtaining a wood filament without wood is Polymaker's special foaming technology. The 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 is what gives PolyWood the structure of wood by recreating the density of wood (lower than standard PLA).

The Stabilized Foaming technology

Image 1: The Stabilized Foaming technology. Source: Polymaker.

Polymaker has also applied the Jam-Free technology in the manufacturing of PolyWood. Thanks to the Jam-Free technology, the heat stability of the Polymaker PLA filaments increases, leading to excellent printing quality with zero risk of nozzle jams.

The Jam-Free technology

Image 2: The Jam-Free technology. Source: Polymaker.

Parts made with PolyWood are lightweight and have an unprecedented surface finish that very realistically mimics wood. Parts printed with PolyWood PLA have a matte finish with open pores and almost imperceptible layer lines, which makes this filament ideal for aesthetic applications. The surface of parts printed with PolyWood PLA can be further post-processed, for example by painting it, to personalize the look of the printed object. Complex structures can be 3D printed with the PolyWood filament by using the PolyDissolve S1 support filament or the PolySupport breakaway support filament. Printing profiles for the PolyWood filament can be found on the Polymaker website.

Elongation at break (%) 9
Tensile strength (MPa) 23
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2966
Flexural strength (MPa) 53
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2650
Softening temperature (ºC) 60

The PolyWood PLA filament is delivered in a vacuum sealed bag with desiccant. Once opened, the filament should be stored properly to prevent it from absorbing moisture from the air. The best way to store filaments in a tightly sealed bag with desiccant, in a vacuum sealed container or in an intelligent filament container. During printing, the filament can be placed in PolyBox. If the PolyWood PLA filament absorbs humidity, it should be dried before printing at 55 ºC for 6 hours in a filament dryer.

The manufacturer recommends printing PolyWood PLA filament at 190-210 ºC on a bed heated to 25-60 ºC. It is recommended to print at a speed of 30-50 mm/s with the layer fan on. The best build surface for this filament is a glass surface with glue, Blue Tape or BuildTak. The recommended suppport material for PolyWood PLA is PolyDissolve S1 or PolySupport.

It is highly recommended to wear standard safety equipment during the printing and post-processing of parts 3D printed with the PolyWood PLA filament - safety goggles, gloves, breathing equipment and protective garments, according to needs.

General information
Manufacturer Polymaker
Material PLA
Format Spool of 600 g
Density 0.8 g/cm3
Filament diameter 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament length ± 311.8 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.6Kg)
± 117.6 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.6Kg)
Colour Natural (brown)
RAL/Pantone  -
Printing properties
Printing temperature 190-210 ºC
Base/bed temperature 25-60 ºC
Chamber temperature -
Layer fan
Print speed 30-50 mm/s
Nozzle diameter -
Mechanical properties
Izod impact resistance -
Charpy impact resistance (ISO 179) XY: 2.06 ± 0.19 kJ/m²
Elongation at break (ISO 527) XY: 8.21 ± 0.87 %
Z: 7.91 ± 1.3 %
Tensile strength (ISO 527) XY: 23.2 ± 0.4 MPa
Z: 14.5 ± 0.4 MPa
Tensile modulus (ISO 527) XY: 2636 ± 330 MPa
Bending strength (ISO 178) XY: 52.9 ± 0.3 MPa
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) XY: 2607 ± 50 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 306)  60.3 ºC
Melting temperature (DSC @ 10°C/min)  150.8 ºC
Specific properties
Flammability -
Additional information
HS Code 3916.9
Spool diameter (outside) -
Spool diameter (inner bore) -
Spool width -

* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the final results and properties with your own tests. For further information please refer to the product data sheet.


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