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In October 2019, additive-manufacturing veterans Andrew Jeffery (of the ceramics-focused printing start-up Figulo) and Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael (of the “make-tank” Emerging Objects) founded Forust to, in Jeffery’s words, “change the way we manufacture with wood by using methods that are non-destructive to our planet’s ecology.”

California-based Forust’s architectural tiles, panels and blocks have a grain that seems almost — but not quite natural. Their wooden wall elements are not hewn from solid lumber but are instead created by 3D printing with sawdust, salvaging scraps from the decidedly subtractive timber industry (which would otherwise be incinerated or put into landfills) and recycling them into new forms.

What’s Next in 3D Printing? According to This Start-Up: Sawdust

The California-based company Forust transforms waste from the timber industry into architectural tiles, panels, blocks and more.

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