When it comes to 3D printing, it’s not just the machines that are progressing and evolving, the materials used to print the products is also advancing.
3Dom, a US company that specializes in eco-friendly printing filaments, has now come up with a way to 3D print using a material made from beer waste. Yes, it’s called Buzzed and consists of leftover hops and barley.
The filament has a visible grain in it so the color you get when you print is inconsistent, but that only adds to the quirkiness of this material.
3Dom says you don’t need any particular 3D printer to use Buzzed – any machine capable of printing Polylactic acid (PLA) will work. That means pretty much every 3D printer on the market.
If beer isn’t your thing, 3Dom also recently released a coffee-based filament too called Wound Up.
➤ Buzzed [3Dom]