CBAM Carbon Fiber Composite 3D Printing, Revealed by Impossible Objects (Video)

While MarkForged broke new ground with the first 3D printer capable of fabricating composite materials, allowing users to reinforce nylon parts with carbon fiber to produce new geometries never before possible with traditional carbon fiber layup technology. The Massachusetts-based startup, however, is not the only one hoping to revolutionize the way we make composites.

Impossible Objects has its own take on printing with materials like carbon fiber. Continue reading “CBAM Carbon Fiber Composite 3D Printing, Revealed by Impossible Objects (Video)”

Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world’s first 3D-printed vehicle

A fully functional vehicle being 3D-printed from scratch and assembled by automotive design firm Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) in the space of 44 hours has driven off the IMTS floor. A carbon fiber-reinforced compound supplied by Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business is being employed as the build material. Continue reading “Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world’s first 3D-printed vehicle”

3D Printed Parts Strengthened with Carbon Nanotube

A Texas Tech University doctoral candidate was brainstorming research ideas at Texas Tech in August 2013 when he came across a topic that would influence his tenure as a Red Raider. He currently is researching techniques to improve the strength of 3D printed parts by incorporating carbon nanotubes in the plastic printer filaments and by exposing printed parts to microwave energy. Continue reading “3D Printed Parts Strengthened with Carbon Nanotube”

3DXTech’s Carbon Nanotube 3D Printer Filament is Here

The materials market for 3D printing is turning into a hotbed for innovation. More than likely the material science behind 3D printing will be just as, if not more important than the 3D printing technology itself. There are 3dx-1already dozens of different types of filament that one can print with. There are the pure plastics like ABS and PLA, but then there are plastics infused with other materials, that give prints unique looks and feels. Continue reading “3DXTech’s Carbon Nanotube 3D Printer Filament is Here”