carbon fiber

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…

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,…

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…

AFRL and University Partners Used 3D Printed Composite Materials to Make Structural Parts

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) near my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, has long been interested in using 3D printing and composite materials for…

Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. Their visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers,…

Combining Chopped Carbon Fiber with ABS Has Surprising Effect on 3D Printed Parts

In a paper entitled “Determining the Effect of Yield Strength of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene through the inclusion of Chopped Carbon Fibre,” author Owen M. Cannings of the University of New…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 24, 2018

Starting out with education and moving on to medical and business news…buckle your seat belts, it’s time for this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs! Keith Moore, the…

Caracol Factory Using Roboze Technology and Materials to Deliver Finished 3D Printed Parts

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze, which expanded into the United Arab Emirates and opened a new headquarters in Bari in the last few months, is well known for its 3D printers’…

Comparing FDM 3D Printed Parts with Carbon Nanotubes, Continuous Carbon Fiber and Short Carbon Fiber

Fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printing has several advantages – thermoplastics can be used, which are easy to handle and are strong and durable enough to be used for…

Team Penske Use Stratasys 3D Printing for Carbon Fiber Race Car Parts

When Stratasys released the $70,000 Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition the company already alluded to Team Penske using Stratasys machines for their racing team. Team Penske is a leading Indy, Nascar and…

Colorado-Based AMIDE Alliance Focused on Workforce Development and Creating Sustainable 3D Printing Thermoplastics

It seems these days that Colorado is the place to be in the 3D printing industry. Home to the ADAPT Consortium and 3D Systems’ Littleton Healthcare Technology Center, along with Aleph…