Fiberglass Reinforced 3D Printing?

By on May 18th, 2011 in Ideas


We ran across what appears to be an experiment by remote control flyers who are trying to hack super-strong airplane parts. The video doesn’t really explain what’s going on, but it appears that they might be trying to sandwich some strong fiberglass fabric within a 3D print. If so they’d have to design their model appropriately and then somehow slip the fiberglass onto the print as it takes place. 
Maybe someday we’ll be able to print fiberglass on a second print head and this would be quite a bit easier. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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