3Dom USA has launched Biome3D, a 3D printing material, in the United States. Biome3D is a biodegradable thermoplastic made from plant starches, allows easy processing and gives a superior print finish with much higher printing speeds.
John Schneider, President of 3Dom USA, explains: “At 3Dom USA we strive to offer innovative and environmentally-sound products that perform with the integrity of petroleum-based products. The Biome3D filament delivers just that. It’s very easy to work with, it’s a great alternative to PLA and it rivals ABS for when brittleness is an issue.”
As plant-based plastics are much easier to process, food safe and virtually odour free, they are popular in 3D printing. Oil-based printing filaments are often used as they have a higher softening point and make more flexible models that will bend before they break. Biome3D combines both benefits and proves that high performance plant-based plastics can be the ideal material for 3D printing.