- Manufacturer: TreeD
- Color: Architectural Clay
- Printability: Challenging
- Enclosure: Recommended
TreeD Architectural Clay includes real clay particles in the filament for a dull clay-like appearance. The clay look and feel was quite dramatic when compared to other filaments. Without an MSDS sheet, it’s difficult to know exactly how much fill is present in this product, but given the appearance and feel of the printed models, we can tell that the clay did make a difference.
The disadvantage of this filament is that it does make for a somewhat challenging print, especially if an enclosure was not use. Sans enclosure, if you print with no fan and it will be droppy and saggy; print with too much fan and it will crack and split under thermal stress. Some playing around with temperatures will be necessary when printing with this filament.
We printed a really nice Cthulhu Idol by Kubold using this filament, one of our favorite prints. We only wish we had more filament, and an enclosure to properly print this filament. We think that fantasy board game models would be a particular good use for this material, or fantasy figurines of any sort. If you wanted to print something that looked like clay pottery, that might also be a great application.
For another filament that’s easier to print and achieve a similar clay-like appearance, checkout FiloAlfa Terracotta.
Our video includes several other filaments from the Makerbox assortment this TreeD filament arrived in. If memory serves, this was the first ever Makerbox we received and we were super-excited to open it. Inside the assortment was also some TreeD Heritage Brick (we printed a Gargyle!), Sno-Labs Black Amethyst PLA+, and ColorFabb low volume PLA. We had lots of fun with our first Makerbox, as you can see in the video.