3D print applications have revolutionized industries from architecture, construction, furniture design, and fashion. Last year, 3D print fabrication aided in provided medical professionals, patients, and facilities with PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic . As fabrication continues to develop and expand, a company based in Burlington, MA, has found a way to turn upcycled wood byproducts into a promising new avenue for additive manufacturing.
“With the power of high-speed, high-resolution 3D printing, Forust is giving a new life to a discarded resource – creating strong, beautiful and carbon-friendly wood products from wood waste. For each tree saved, we reduce the CO2 footprint by a metric ton over the tree’s life.” Image and text courtesy of Forust Forust , an exclusively owned subsidiary of 3D printing and rapid prototyping Massachusetts-based company Desktop Metal creates “high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use wood parts possible.” Launched in 2021, Forust’s system “upcycles wood waste from the approximately 15 billion trees cut down each year1into luxurious, high-quality, end-use wood parts that can be used in a variety of industries, from consumer goods and furniture to home goods and automotive luxury interiors.” Previously reported on Archinect: “The trials […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...