For standard moulding shapes and simple structures with 3DF boards a process temperature of 130°C and roughly 2 minutes are needed. To process complex and deep structures it is necessary to increase the moulding press temperature up to 140°C–200°C and extend the pressing time. In addition to the reduced processing times, 3DF is highly stable immediately after pressing, allowing it to be directly processed, giving a positive impact on productivity.
The bending strength of the compressed parts can be increased by raising the pressure and press time. These actions also increase the surface density of moulded part.
On other hand an homogeneous density profile optimizes the internal bond. Due to a closed surface, primer coat layers and lacquer weight can be reduced, achieving the same finishing quality level. In particular the surface of the deeper parts of a moulded panel is much smoother than at a CNC milled MDF. This optimizes the surface coating quality of the deeper areas.
Standard equipment to saw and sand wood based boards can be used to process 3DF. Different embedded compositions can be added to the part if projected in mould design, that allows na easier incorporation of screws and fittings afterwards.