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Best Wood and conductive filaments?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Wesley Knapp, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. Wesley Knapp

    Wesley Knapp Active Member

    Jan 19, 2019
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    I have a need for some wood fiber filament as well as some conductive filament. If anyone has experience with either that can tell me which worked best for them, I'd appreciate it.

    I have used both from Proto-Pasta before but just checking my option as $50 + S&H for .5kg is a bit pricey.

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  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
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    Feb 21, 2013
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    Yes, I have used both -- from ProtoPasta and Laywood.
    You want a larger than normal nozzle for best results (0.5 or 0.6)
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  3. EyesFiT

    EyesFiT New Member

    May 3, 2021
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    Lay wood is still the best, in my opinion, because it can be printed with a treeing effect and has a flexible version. Extruder Fichte (Spruce) is also fantastic; it's bright and looks like MDF boards.
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  4. Mythic268

    Mythic268 New Member

    Mar 12, 2022
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    My first thinking for a possible practical application, though I'm not sure if it would be any better than present approaches, is to utilise a dual extruder printer to print multi-layered PCBs at home using conductive filament in one and non-conductive material in the other. However, there may be better options now. I've never made anything like this before.
    If this is possible, I believe it will be easier to reproduce some of the more complicated guitar pedals and other effects at home. However, because this is the first time I've heard of this filament, I'm not sure. Now it's time to do some research!

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