For 3DTomorrow Wood PLA we had two goals:
1. Maximise Wood-like appearance
2. Maximise printability (easy to print)
It happens that wood-like appearance and easy to print are two descriptions that don’t come easily… We think we have struck the perfect balance in 3DTomorrow Wood PLA, what do you think?
Our Wood PLA, unlike most filament on the market, is made here in the UK. Actually, prioritising UK manufacture is very important for us, so we can support British industry, ensure fair wages, have greater control over our products and reduce transportation in our supply chain.
Transportation leads on to another important focus for us, environmental impact. Quite frankly, this should be a major consideration for every company, but quite often it ends up being an unscrupulous marketing ploy. Have you ever used a recycled PLA and thought ‘wow this is as good if not better than what I’ve used before? We have! AND then later discovered it was pure PLA! This sort of deception was one of the main reasons we set up 3DTomorrow filament.
Unlike other wood filaments on the market (that are overly brittle or contain no real wood), our Wood PLA combines wood particles from different sources to create a real showstopper!
It’s no secret that we’re not a huge brand or a household name (yet), so a purchase will be supporting a growing business and give you the chance to shape our future. Fear not, we are in it for the long haul. Our founder turned his hobby into a business, and that’s a strong a foundation as any. We’d love you to be part of our journey.
If you’re still not convinced and feel yourself slipping towards that budget buy, just remember that there is always a reason why something is cheap; be it material fillers, weak prints, dodgy tolerances, patchy colours, future inconsistencies, underpaid workers, or an unsustainable business model. So don’t buy compromise, trade up to 3DTomorrow filament.