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Manufactured from wood fibers and a flexibilizer, recreates a finish similar to that of wood.

In 2012 the great filament creator, Kai Parthy, launched in an incredible and innovative Laywoo-3D wood filament. Never before has anyone made a filament containing natural wood, which revolutionized the world of 3D printing. Kai Parthy did it again, picking up that  wood filament, adding, according to the German's textual words, "some flexibilizers" to the composition to get the LayWood-Flex.


Image 1: Laywood-Flex. Source: Kai Parthy

Laywood-Flex is a filament made from wood fibers (35%), a bonding polymer and another flexibilizer, which recreates a surface finish, texture and flexibility similar to some kind of natural wood.

The pieces made with the Laywood-Flex can be sanded and painted. In addition, if the extrusion temperature changes, the surface color of the piece changes slightly. The lower the extrusion temperature, the lighter color is obtained and if the extrusion temperature is higher, a darker color surface is obtained in the figure. In addition, the temperature also affects the mechanical properties of the filament. In the following graph you can see the difference in load and maximum flexibility it supports with a temperature increase of only 30ºC, with maximum values at 250ºC.

Image 2: Graph of mechanical properties of Laywood-Flex. Source: Kai Parthy

Laywood-Flex is especially suitable for 3D printing of decorative elements. Since the combination of the new geometries that can be manufactured through 3D printing and the various possibilities of surface finish offered by Laywood-Flex will allow you to create innovative decorative pieces.

Flexibility Flexibility
Machinable Machinable
Biodegradable Biodegradable
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
Hide color variations (Hide color variations)

Once an impression with this filament has been completed, the filament should be removed and the cleaning filament loaded for 30 seconds to eliminate any traces of the wood particles contained in the Laywood-Flex. This way the user avoids jams in future impressions.

Masterspool format

The 250 g. format of the LayWood-Flex filament can sometimes cause problems during the printing process because it does not include a spool that helps the correct supply of material from the 3D printer.

To avoid this type of problem when printing this and other filaments that are sold in masterspool format you can use a variable spool holder. Thanks to the use of this device, all kinds of tangles and overlaps derived from the absence of a spool are largely avoided.

General information
Manufacturer Kai Parthy-LayFilaments (Germany)
Material Fibers of wood with polymer of union and a flexibilizer
Format Pack of 50g
Roll of 250g
Density -
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,1 mm
Filament length -
Color Light wood
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 180-250ºC
Print bed temperature 40ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Recommended
Nozzle diameter >0.40 mm
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break -
Tensile strength -
Tensile Modulus -
Flexural strength  -
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency  Opaque
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter roll (outer) 200 mm
Diameter roll (inner hole) 125 mm
Roll  width 30 mm

* 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 results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.


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