carbon fiber 3D printing

Continuous Fiber 3D Printing Used for USAF Aircraft Wing Structure

Idaho-based company Continuous Composites owns the earliest granted patents on Continuous Fiber 3D Printing, or CF3D, which can reduce manufacturing lead time and manual labor and enable the production of…

MINI Electric Pacesetter Features 3D Printed Parts Made from Recycled Carbon Fiber

Though BMW may have discontinued MINI’s mass customization program, it has applied 3D printing in a more unique and interesting way in its FIA Formula E Safety Car, the MINI…

Ricoh to Supply Impossible Objects Composite 3D Printing to European Market

A new partnership between Impossible Objects and Ricoh 3D will make new composite-enhanced parts available to European Ricoh 3D customers. The parts, created via Impossible Objects’ much-touted CBAM process, will…

Continuous Composites Receives Investment from Saint-Gobain’s Venture Arm

There’s no mistaking the fact that we’ve entered a new phase of 3D printing investment, with four companies in 2021 already announcing plans to go public and numerous startups receiving…

Phillips Corporation Becomes Markforged 3D Printer Distributor

On the heels of the big news of its upcoming merger and IPO, Markforged has announced that Phillips Corporation will be adding the startup’s 3D printing technology to its portfolio…

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3D Printing Startup Markforged to Go Public via SPAC Merger

Markforged, a leader in industrial 3D printing, prepares to go public after a merger deal with blank-check company one (NYSE: AONE), a $200 million special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed…

Stratasys Announces First Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament for F123

Stratasys has introduced a new carbon fiber material for fused deposition modeling (FDM). While the company has had a carbon fiber filament available on their industrial printers for several years,…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 16, 2021: In-Vision, Evolve Additive Solutions, ASTM International, Arris & Skydio

We’re almost all business in 3D Printing News Briefs today, with lots of new board members and new employees to talk about. First up, In-Vision has welcomed a new management…

Morphing 3D Printer Nozzle Developed for Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a shape-changing 3D printer nozzle meant to tackle a particular method for 3D printing fiber composites. The nozzle is able to…

Arris Receives Bosch Investment for Additive Molding Process

As noted in our series on the topic, carbon fiber 3D printing is starting to take off. There has yet to be a huge shift in the space, but we…

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With New AI Platform, Markforged Claims “Largest Connected Fleet of Industrial 3D Printers”

Markforged has announced the launch of a new cloud-based 3D printing software dubbed The Digital Forge. The software is meant to connect all of the company’s products in order to…

You Can Now Buy 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Bikes and e-Bikes Online

After several successful steps in the process of commercializing their 3D printed bicycles, Superstrata and Arevo are now selling 3D printed carbon fiber bikes and e-bikes online via the Superstrata…

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Breakthrough Collaborations Drive Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Close collaboration along the additive manufacturing value chain is critical to push the technology to new levels and to develop new application opportunities for 3D printing. The latest product offerings…

Markforged Gets New CEO as Founder Gregory Mark Becomes Chairman

3D printer manufacturer Markforged will have a new CEO, as Shai Terem takes over, replacing company founder Gregory Mark, who transitions to the role of Chairman. The company said the…

Off to the Races: Stratasys and Team Penske Renew 3D Printing Motorsports Partnership

Back in 2017, 3D printing leader Stratasys and Team Penske—a top INDYCAR, NASCAR , and IMSA SportsCar racing team—formed a multi-year technical partnership in order to give all of the…

Startup Accelerator: 9T Labs Seeks to Make Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Go Industrial

Startup Accelerator is an article series with a focus on new and exciting companies in the 3D printing space, in which 3DPrint.com speaks to startup leadership about their unique technologies…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing: Arevo Announces Pre-Orders for 3D Printed Electric Bikes

It may be impossible to re-create the wheel, but there are plenty of other parts and systems that can be redesigned for the greater good of the bike culture. Bicycling…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Eight: Recycling Carbon Fiber

Now that we’ve covered the roots and present state of carbon fiber 3D printing, including current research, we should take a look at where carbon fiber goes to die—or, to…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Seven: R&D

So far in our series on 3D printing carbon fiber and other reinforcement materials, we’ve discussed much about the present state of the technology, including large-scale composite deposition and some of…

$4.3M Investment Drives Carbon Fiber 3D Printing from Swiss Startup

The world of carbon fiber 3D printing is getting exciting, as an increasing number of companies are entering the market. The latest is a Zurich-based startup called 9T Labs​, which…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Six: Go Big or Go Home

One topic we’ve skirted around in our carbon fiber series so far is large-scale composite printing processes. The reason for this is because it is both a big topic, literally…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Five: Applications

In the first part of our series on carbon fiber 3D printing, we discussed how the material is used in the larger world of manufacturing. As we’ve learned throughout this…

Parameter Optimization for 3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites

In the recently published ‘A Sensitivity Analysis-Based Parameter Optimization Framework for 3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites,’ researchers continue to explore the world of enhanced materials for fabrication of…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Three: Beyond the Desktop

So far, we’ve covered some of the key aspects of carbon fiber manufacturing and how continuous carbon fiber compares to chopped in early modes of carbon fiber 3D printing. However,…