Forust is pushing the possibilities of 3D printing with its 3D-printed wood and a process that combines two wood industry by-products (sawdust and lignin) to create high-strength, sustainable products with lifelike grains. While there are many products on the market that are wood-like, Forust sets itself apart with 3D-printed, digitally rematerialized wood.
As Forust describes, "3D printing opens a new design space for wood-based products. Because parts are formed layer by layer without the need for supports, designers can optimize parts and create complex features which would be difficult—if not impossible—to achieve with traditional woodworking methods."
3D printing with rematerialized wood has the potential to change the way everything from small home goods and furniture to large-scale architectural projects are created—and it's all done in a way that reduces wood waste.