by Fedor Antonov, Anisoprint
Continuous fiber 3D printing allows producing fixtures, spare parts and functional prototypes which are several times stronger and lighter than plastics and metals. There are 2 types of continuous fiber 3D printing, they both have pros and cons. To take the best from both Composite Fiber Co-extrusion technology was developed. Use cases will be shown.
What drives you?
Pushing the boundaries of the ways people make things – I’m sure that in a very short time things will look totally different than we’ve used to. That’s very exciting.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To know more about continuous fiber 3D printing technologies and how one can already benefit from them.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
3D-printing of composites, both in short and in long.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
More lightweight, more optimal parts will be possible – in every industry. This will have a huge impact on the environment – less energy, less resources will be needed to power all the machines that we use in our everyday life.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Knowledge, the way people think of design and manufacturing should change.The urge of the majority: power and profit.
Stop metal thinking, think composite.
About Fedor Antonov
CEO of Anisoprint, Ph.D. in Fundamental Mechanics, 10+ years of academic and industrial experience in design and optimization of composite materials and structures.
Anisoprinting is the technology for design and production of optimal composite structures through the new way of continuous fiber 3D printing — Composite Fiber Co-extrusion. We’ve developed 3D printers, materials (carbon, basalt) and software for manufacturing anisoprinted composite parts: stronger, lighter and cheaper than metal or non-optimized composites. Stop metal thinking, start anisoprinting!