Entwined v2 - Hemp Filament
Entwined™ is hemp-infused 3D printer filament, the first and only commercially-available 3D printing filament produced from USA-grown and processed industrial hemp. Industrial hemp crops require no herbicides, no pesticides and grow more densely compared to corn. Entwined hemp filament uses no dyes, allowing it to maintain a true natural brown. There's a large amount of visible bio-fill, something you don't get with standard PLA. This is the third in a line of intriguing materials as part of a continuing partnership between 3D-Fuel and bio-composite company, c2renew. More distinctive bio-based products will be released soon.
Entwined Hemp-Filled PLA is made with a small percentage of Hemp byproducts, including hurd and fiber mixed with our Workday PLA.
|Are c2renew composites biodegradable?|
|Our composite materials made with Coffee, Beer, Hemp and others are made of over 90% sustainable PLA plastic and a smaller percentage of the recycled product from the material they contain. They have two primary purposes: 1) to utilize byproducts that would otherwise be placed in landfills, and 2) to create unique and interesting filaments with which to print beautiful items. As they are mostly PLA, they are compostable in an industrial compost, will eventually biodegrade (won't last forever like petrol-based plastics), and are made from plants. Because there are not yet any truly 100% biodegradable plastics, they may be the closest you can get to a biodegradable plastic at this time.|
NOTE: This is not a product designed to make the filament stronger. The Hemp is there for color, texture, and to keep it out of the landfills. This is a novelty product that makes beautiful prints.
We've reduced the particle size of the hemp material and increased the percentage. This will enable printing in a much wider variety of 3D printers. If you had a tricky time printing with Entwined in the past, the new formulation is much better.
Entwined hemp filament can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA using standard PLA settings.
Entwined prints well at 180-210 C. In general, a good starting point is 10 degrees cooler than you typically print PLA. A heated bed is not necessary, though if you have one, set it to 45-60 C.
Filament Information Quality:
All 3D-Fuel 3D printer filament is manufactured in our own production facility located in Fargo, North Dakota or in Moville, Ireland (depending on customer location). We have complete control over the manufacturing process and are able to ensure consistent quality for every spool. Learn more about 3D-Fuel USA filament quality.
Variable diameter can cause big problems in your 3D printer. We use a multi-axis laser measurement system to control our filament diameter and ovality in real time during production. Every spool has the diameter and ovality measurements listed right on the box.
500g (1.1 lbs) or 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of Entwined Hemp Filament plastic filament arrives on an easy-to-use plastic reel and is vacuum sealed with a desiccant packet to keep out any moisture. Test Printing: The 3D-Fuel test lab features multiple brands of 3D printers including MakerBot, Raise3D, LulzBot, FlashForge, and more. We 3D print what we manufacture to ensure that our filament provides the absolute best quality possible. Download an Entwined™ brochure in PDF format