3D printing with coffee! It even smells like coffee whilst it prints!
Wound Up is a coffee filled 3D printing filament made using waste byproducts from coffee. Wound Up uses those coffee left-overs to create a special 3D printing material with visibly unique print finishes. The filament produces products with a rich brown color and a noticeable natural grain. Now a cup printed with Wound Up is a true “coffee cup.”
CAUTION: Wound Up coffee filament uses PLA as its base polymer. Because of this, you should NOT use it for 3D printing anything that will come in contact with high heat or hot liquids. In other words, it IS NOT safe to print a functional coffee cup with this material. We do recommend that you print coffee accessories, such as a coffee bag lid.
Not Just Coffee Filament
This is the first in a line of intriguing materials from 3D-Fuel called the c2composites. More distinctive bio-based products will be released in the near future. Wound Up filament can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA using standard PLA settings.
Are c2renew composites biodegradable?
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.