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Trading Your Spool of Filament for a Spud?
Posted by 3DP4E

By 3DP4E

A new 3D Printing material, Solanyl comes from an unlikely source: Potatoes.

The creator of this new material, Rodenburg Biopolymers says that Solanyl is a renewable substitute for various petroleum-based plastic applications like e.g. PP and HDPE, LDPE.

Tests at Fab Lab Breda in The Netherlands found the material to take longer to solidify when cooling, resulting in a slower extrusion speed, and found the optimum temperature for extrusion to be 185C. The result is a correct 3D print with a beautiful color, shine and texture.

It just goes to show that if you can turn something into a filament, someone will find a way to print with it,

h/t to fabbaloo


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