carbon fiber

Modular Heat Exchanger Made via 3D Printed Molds

You may recognize the name Brett Turnage from the amazingly detailed 3D printed RC cars and motorcycles he makes. But Turnage, founder of BTI LLC, has moved up and is…

Researchers Introduce New LITA Method of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Delaware are combining thermoset polymers with carbon fiber to make a composite for their new technique: localized in­plane thermal assisted (LITA) 3D printing. Carbon fibers…

Ex-Ferrari Designer Leverages Zortrax 3D Printers for Versatility in Design & Production

The contributions that 3D printing has brought to the automobile industry have been spectacular. And while numerous car manufacturers have been using the technology for prototyping for decades, in 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…

MakerBot Adds Carbon Fiber Filled Filaments to METHOD Series

With MakerBot’s most recent makeover, the Stratasys subsidiary promised new quality with its desktop 3D printers through the introduction of the METHOD and, later, METHOD X 3D printers. The company…

3D Printing Metal Matrix Composites: Liquid Metal with Carbon Fiber

Of additive manufacturing’s (AM) unique strengths is the ability to process metal more easily than is achievable with subtractive manufacturing, which has the added benefit of producing parts with unique…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2020

We’re starting with business today, before moving on to materials news, in 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar’s senior leadership team is making an investment in the company’s future, and the…

Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide Using FDM 3D Printing vs. Polymer Injection Molding

Researchers from Spain are investigating more effective 3D printing materials with different techniques in the recently released ‘Investigation of a Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide and Comparison of Two Manufacturing Processes:…

Carbon Fiber Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate Composite (CF-ASA): New Material for Large Format Additive Manufacturing

Researchers from Spain are studying materials for more effective large-scale 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Development of carbon fiber acrylonitrile styrene acrylate composite for large format…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Seven

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 26, 2020

In our 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got a workshop and a partnership, along with student discounts for 3D modeling and students 3D printing parts for an electric vehicle….

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Invests in Markforged

Boston-based startup Markforged is growing rapidly, pulling in a whopping $82 million investment in March 2019. Now, the 3D printer manufacturer is getting some additional funds, though this time the…

$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…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Five

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…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Four

In parts one, two and three of this series, we’ve discussed the variety of technological developments taking place in the 3D printing of composites but have not yet covered the…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Two

In the first part of our series on carbon fiber 3D printing, we really only just got started by providing a background on the material, some of its properties, and…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Three

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,…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part One

Since the 1970s, carbon fiber has been used as a comparatively inexpensive replacement for metals like titanium, due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and stiffness. For that reason, finding a…

3D Printing Unicorns, Part 3: Desktop Metal

When a privately held startup hits $1 billion in value, it magically transforms from an ugly mare into a beautiful unicorn (or so the legend goes). In the 3D printing…

Interview with Josh Martin the CEO of Fortify on Fiber Reinforced DLP

We’re so used to 3D printing being disruptive that we don’t, in my opinion, worry enough about being disrupted ourselves. Much 3D printing news is a seemingly endless me-too copycat…

Improving Mechanical Properties of 3D Printing with Continuous Carbon Fiber Shape Memory Composites

Researchers Yongsan An and Woon-Ryeol Yu explore improved 3D printing through the study of alternative materials. In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing of continuous carbon fiber-reinforced shape memory polymer composites,’…

Anisoprint Introduces New Composite Basalt Fiber Material for Continuous Fiber 3D Printing

Headquartered in Luxembourg and Russia, Anisoprint wants to introduce a new industrial manufacturing technology for 3D printed optimized structures made out of composite materials. Through its desktop Composer 3D printer,…

Loughborough: Tests In Continuous Carbon Fiber Composites in 3D Printing With FDM and SLA

UK researchers continue to explore the benefits of creating new composites for 3D printing. Here, they discuss their findings regarding carbon composites used in SLA 3D printing and material extrusion,…

China: Researchers Test Short Carbon Fiber/PEEK Composites in FDM 3D Printing

Chinese researchers are investigating the power of short carbon fibers combined with PEEK, in relation to FDM 3D printing, a method popular with users due to its power, affordability, and…