3Dom USA of Fargo, N.D., has launched a bio-resin filament for the 3-D printing market, made from plant starches.
Called Biome3D, the filament is a biodegradable thermoplastic, offering much higher print speeds, easy processing and a superior print finish, according to the company
According to the company, plant-based filaments are popular for 3-D printing because they are easier to work with during processing, are food safe and virtually odor-free. However, oil-based filaments are often still used because they have a higher softening point and make more flexible models that bend before they break, 3Dom said.
Biome3D combines the benefits of both, according to the company.
The filament is made from materials from Biome Bioplastics of the United Kingdom.3Dom UA was founded in 2014 as a joint venture between 3Dom Filaments in Ireland and Fargo 3D Printing.
Biome3D was introduced last year in the U.K. and is now being manufactured in the United States by 3Dom USA.