3Dom USA PLA in Flame.
The first of its kind, Eco-Spool is designed specifically for environmental sustainability and to tackle the growing concern for the mass of disregarded filament spools that is set to increase with the number of users, particularly businesses and schools, taking up 3D printing.
The spool is made from 100% bio-based materials to ensure they will break down in landfills over a significantly shorter period of time. Local and renewable plant resources produce simple sugars through photosynthetic which are then harvested and converted into lactic acid. This substance is used as the building block for Ingeo, a performance thermoplastic trailered for 3D printing filament production.
Co-founder John Schneider, commented; “With 3Dom USA, we wanted to create something that allows 3D printing to move forward by creating a more sustainable product, but to make sure to remain uncompromising in our filament quality. With the Eco-Spool and Ingeo PLA, I believe that's exactly what we've done.”
3Dom filament specs show accurate diameter and tolerance specs.
3Dom USA is the only independent NatureWorks-Preferred North American filament manufacturers and 3Dom’s first filament product is made from NatureWorks Ingeo PLA Resin. The material is tailored to extremely tight tolerance and manufactured using an in-line laser scanner to measure and control diameter and ovality tolerances, which are specified in every 3Dom USA spool box.
NatureWorks currently offers more than 20 different Ingeo formulations and recently launched a new series of Ingeo grades for PLA filament. The first grade of its new series, Ingeo 3D850 uses the latest polymer chemistries to achieve the best processibility in filament production, consistency and quality. The company is already working on its next offering which is being tested are NatureWork’s newly implemented in-house 3D printing lab where multiple 3D printers have been installed to test the latest formulations for quality in printing operations.