3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters – Waterproof 3D Printing. File repositories offer a vast collection of plant pots or planters that can be 3D printed. Vases and pots usually are desktop 3D printer-friendly and any filament can handle the task.
Simply so, are 3D printed planters good?
3D printed planters are a great example of using the innovative technology we know and love as a way to bring more nature into your home. There’s a wide variety of planters and pots that you can print, and below, we’ve listed our favorites.
Besides, how do you print on plant pots?
Is PLA OK for planters?
All of Print A Pot’s products are made with PLA, or polylactic acid. It’s a plastic made out of plant starches, like corn or sugar cane. We like using this because it’s biodegradable (in landfills), industrially compostable, and made out of renewable sources.
It is mostly the same, with a few slight differences. Both materials use roughly the same print settings, but PLA+ tends to have slightly better surface quality, color, or mechanical properties.
Consisting of a growing bed, potting soil, water reservoir, and wicking system that puts the soil in contact with the water, self-watering pots work through capillary action, or wicking. As the plant roots absorb water, the soil wicks up more, maintaining a consistent level of moisture in the soil.
It is possible to 3D print a waterproof and airtight object which can hold water for long periods of time without leaking. Generally, 3D prints created normally are not waterproof because there are many small gaps throughout an object due to the nature of 3D printing.