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Victor AnusciMay 17, 2021

Swedish company Celwise AB has developed a method of using specially designed mixes of wood pulp to create water-resistant, plastic-like products using ExOne‘s unique porous metal tooling.

The unique Celwise tooling, which is produced in stainless steel 316L using binder jet 3D printing, is at the core of this renewable and biodegradable technology. There are three types of tools in each machine – forming, transferring, and pressing – to produce goods that will disrupt both the paper and plastic industry.

This new application is a state-of-the-art fiber molding technology, representing the wise use of 21st-century technologies to replace 19th-century technologies and processes. The final product is superior to traditionally molded fiber products in several respects.