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Thermoplastic wood + help for Rapid Prototyping

  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1
    At Germany , Fraunhofer Institute succeeded to marry two paper manufacturing wood waste materials , lignin and cellulose
    When you apply high pressure to lignin and cellulose mixture , you get a thermoplastic which is a wood material without pores and ebony density. You can melt it and injection molding.
    Problems , molds cost 2500 dollars without design fee.
    And you have to buy lots of liquid wood pellets costs too much.
    I want to manufacture many things from this material , smoking pipes , violins , guitar parts and I need to know a way to manufacture complex big parts with small expense .
    I wrote them many letters but they did not answer.
    Do you know a way to sensitize lignin and cellulose mixture to red or green laser or to a dense daylight ?

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac

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