Brightlands Materials Center: 3D Printed Self-Sensing Composite Fiber Parts

Dutch research and development center Brightlands Materials Center, founded in 2015 by TNO and Province of Limburg, is focused on the improvement of 3D printed polymeric materials. Now, it’s introducing…

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…

RobotFactory.it’s Andrea Martini, “We Make Machines Engineered with Extreme Care”

A few years ago in around 2012 I started to see some innovative 3D printers emerge from a workshop in Venice. These RobotFactory.it printers showed a lot of craftsmanship, tight…

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…

Continuous Composites & Arkema Partner to Offer Continuous Fiber 3D (CF3D®)

Continuous Composites, founded in 2015 and headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has just announced further expansion within the 3D world as they enter into a strategic partnership featuring Arkema. The…

4D Printing in China: Shape Memory Polymers and Continuous Carbon Fiber

Researchers have been looking further into the benefits of shape memory polymers (SMPs) with the addition of raw materials in the form of continuous carbon fiber (CCF). Authors Xinxin Shen,…

Combining Over-3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites with Stamp Forming Organo-sheet Substrates

Because continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite materials have such high strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance, in addition to noise suppression and impact energy absorption qualities, a lot of people are…

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,’…

Rapid 2019: Interview with Markforged’s Greg Mark On AI in 3D Printing

Markforged started by bringing an innovative continuous composites technology to 3D printing. Rather than try to be all things to all men, the firm had a strong initial automotive focus…

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