VIDEO: From sawdust to wood components
November 3, 2021 | 4:18 pm CDT
The U. S. generates 84 million tons of sawdust annually. This 3D printer can use to make wood components.

The U. S. generates 84 million tons of sawdust annually. A 3D printer can use this material to 3D print wood components.

The Forust process from Desktop Metal combines two wood industry byproducts - sawdust and lignin - to produce isotropic, high-strength, sustainable wood parts. High-quality materials and finishes Unlike particle board or laminate, Forust produces 3D printed, digitally rematerialized wood, with grain that flows across the entire part and can be sanded and refinished.


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).