carbon fiber

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…

3DPOD Episode 55: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Founder & CEO

Ethan Escowitz, whom we interviewed here, co-founded Arris, which hopes to revolutionize the world of composites. By combining molding and 3D printing, his company’s innovative technology can make parts with…

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BASF Ultrafuse® PET CF15 and BASF Ultrafuse® PAHT CF15 are now available for XYZprinting’s PartPro300 xT

XYZprinting has evaluated and qualified materials from the globe’s leading companies that enable customers to innovate and achieve growth in the additive manufacturing industry. In response to customer’s professional needs,…

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,…

Rescue Motorbike Made with 3D Printed Parts

We’ve seen drones and robots used for search and rescue missions, but a group of industrial design engineering and design students from Spain are using FFF 3D printing technology by…

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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Four: Matrix Materials

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…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Two: Continuous vs. Chopped Desktop 3D Printing

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…