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Additive Manufacturing for Volume Production of Wood Parts

Additive Manufacturing for Volume Production of Wood Parts

Written by David

May 10, 2021


Desktop Metal announced the launch of Forust, a new process to sustainably produce functional end-use wood parts using its patented single pass binder jetting Additive Manufacturing technology.


The Forust process upcycles waste byproducts from wood manufacturing (cellulose dust) and the paper industry (lignin) and re-materializes functional wood parts through high-speed 3D printing including digital grain throughout the part. Desktop Metal’s high-speed 3D printing technology offers architects, designers and manufacturers a new path to produce luxurious custom wood pieces for home decor, interiors, transportation, and architectural design with a superior environmental footprint, new geometries and quality unavailable from subtractive wood manufacturing technology. S


tarting today, businesses and consumers can visit the Forust website,, to order samples and custom wood designs, and manufacturers can engage with Forust to develop unique wood parts for their end-use products. For further information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printed Materials Market 2020-2030: COVID Edition . According to William McDonough, architect, globally-recognized leader in sustainable development and design, and pioneer of the concepts of Cradle to Cradle, the Circular Economy, and the Circular Carbon Economy, “The Forust technology allows us to take something that was previously wood waste and re-materialize it into exquisitely beautiful and […]

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