Could wood-based material lead 2014 3D printing priorities?

Usually when we think of materials that can be used in 3D printers, we think of substances like plastic, resin or metal. But now the 3D printing community is toying with wood, a more natural material with a unique aesthetic.

Voxeljet, a company that provides high-speed, large-format 3-D printers is currently developing new material sets, including additional sands, ceramics, cement and wood powder. Voxeljet’s printers use powder binding technology, which involves chemical binding agents used to bind together the material being printed. But why are they developing wood powder materials? It certainly suggests a larger market for 3D printed wood products.
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