You know that you can 3D print in a variety of exotic materials. Here’s a refreshing new twist: Meet Buzzed, the beer filament. And it’s even sustainable.
Buzzed is made using waste byproducts from the beer making process. Breweries produce a lot of spent grain, which usually is fed to animals, ends up as biofuel or in landfills. The company uses these left-overs to create a special 3D printing material with visibly unique print finishes.
The filament produces products with a rich golden color and a noticeable natural grain.
A 1kg spool of Buzzed filament costs $49. It is available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters.
It can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA using standard PLA settings. Buzzed prints well at 180-210 C. In general, a good starting point is 10 degrees cooler than you typically print PLA. A heated bed is not necessary, though if you have one, set it to 45 C.
It’s not stated that the filament is food-safe. Read more information on food-safe filaments here.
Also, we don’t know if it smells like beer if 3D printed.
The 3D printer filament is manufactured in Fargo, North Dakota. A full 1kg (2.2lbs) of Buzzed – Beer Filament arrives on the Eco-Spool plastic reel and is vacuum sealed with a desiccant packet to keep out any moisture.
3Dom USA claims they will release more distinctive bio-based products in the near future. For this, they partnered up with the sustainability company c2renew. And as for the beer stein in the main image, that’s a remix of the Masskrug bavarian beerstein by Maker sgb33.
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