They started with the coffee cup made from coffee. Now, local 3D printing filament manufacturer 3Dom USA has moved on to another adult beverage. Introducing Buzzed: the 3D printing filament made from beer.

“Beer is one of our favorite things to drink besides coffee,” said c2renew co-founder Corey Kratcha. “And we have not seen anything like this. This is off the wall material.”


c2renew is a Fargo-based biocomposite company that takes supposedly unusable material and makes it usable. 3Dom and c2renew partnered to create a line of bio-based filaments called the c2Composite line; coffee-made filament Wound Up was the first, Buzzed is the second.

Building with Beer

The Buzzed product uses waste byproducts from the beer brewing process to create a grainy, naturally colored filament. Unlike the coffee filament, which smells like coffee, this one “does not leave your work area smelling like a corner booth after bar-close,” 3Dom writes.

“We get the byproduct from a local major label brewing plant,” said Jake Clark, 3Dom CEO. “It’s stuff that would otherwise just be placed in a landfill.”

Building with beer presents a wide window of ways you can play with it, Kratcha said. Think customized tap handles for home brewers, beer flights, bottle openers, beer coasters…

“It’s fun to let your imagination run with it,” Kratcha said.


Buzzed filament can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA and comes spooled on the 100% bio-based Eco-Spool™. A 1kg spool of Buzzed filament costs $49, and is available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters.

What’s Next?

Next up on the c2composite line is…a secret. But c2renew co-founder Chad Ulven does drop this hint: “It’s not your grandmother’s rope.” Make of that what you will.

Kratcha also said that while the coffee and beer made filaments are fun and focused on spreading the 3Dom USA name, further down the line the filaments will get more intense.

“We will start coming out with some materials with really advanced mechanical properties,” he said.

Watch the Buzzed video here!

Photos courtesy of 3Dom USA.


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Marisa Jackels