Predator Cycling introduces carbon fiber custom fitted bicycle bar extensions.
Polymaker’s Breadth of Filament Products Expands
Polymaker showed us some of their recent products, and it’s quite amazing what they’ve developed.
Another Way To Integrate NFTs with 3D Printing
A newly announced partnership shows how NFTs could be used with 3D print technology.
Followup: There IS a Carbon Fiber 3D Printer After All
Earlier we published a thought piece on the notion of using carbon fiber rods for 3D printer frames.
3D Printers Made Out Of Carbon Fiber?
We’ve all heard about 3D printers printing with carbon fiber, but what about a 3D printer MADE FROM carbon fiber?
Should Carbon Fiber be in All 3D Printer Filaments?
Carbon fiber is a more frequently seen material in 3D printing, but should it be in all materials?
New AM Materials Round Up, August 5, 2022
Several new AM materials were announced in the past week.
Formlabs Announces Advanced SLS 3D Printer
Formlabs announced the Fuse 1+ 30W SLS 3D printer.
Hands On With The Pantheon HS3 High Speed 3D Printer, Part 2
Our look at Pantheon Design’s incredible HS3 continues with operations, materials, software and our final thoughts. This is part two of a two part series, please read part one. Pantheon HS3 Operations Operating the HS3, or at least our pre-production unit, was identical to operating any Duet-equipped 3D printer. The web interface was quite detailed,… Continue reading Hands On With The Pantheon HS3 High Speed 3D Printer, Part 2
Hands On With The Pantheon HS3 High Speed 3D Printer, Part 1
We’ve just finished testing the Pantheon HS3, and wow, what a 3D printer!
Anisoprint Signs Orbital Deal
Anisoprint signed a deal with Nanoracks to develop a space-based continuous carbon fiber 3D printing capability.
Two New Stratasys 3D Printers For Composite Materials
Stratasys announced two new 3D printers specialized for composite materials.
9T Labs Raises Huge Investment, With a Surprise Investor
9T Labs announced a huge US$17M investment.
Embracing Circularity in Manufacturing with Carbon Fiber Recycling
Vartega employs a patented chemical-based process to rescue carbon fiber waste from an eternity in the landfill.
More Details on Raise3D’s new E2CF and Pro3 Series 3D Printers
We had a chat with Raise3D representatives to find out more about their latest 3D printers.
Ultimaker 3D Printer CC Core Upgraded
Ultimaker announced a significant update for their CC print core.
Raise3D’s New E2CF 3D Printer
Raise3D announced a new desktop 3D printer designed for use with carbon fiber composite material.
Markforged Focuses On Production With FX20 3D Printer
Markforged is on a hot streak introducing new 3D printers.
Markforged Updates Platform With Two 3D Printers, Speedier Software
This week, Markforged announced new additions to its 3D printing platform.
Putting The 3D In Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
Anisoprint is developing a very powerful approach for 3D printing continuous carbon fiber.
9T Labs Growth Plan Turns Into Significant Hiring
9T Labs seems to be hiring a lot of new staff lately.
Taking The METHOD On The Road
One of MakerBot’s clients demonstrated a very unusual method of using 3D printing.
Stratasys And Xometry: An Unlikely Combination?
Stratasys and Xometry announced an unusual agreement to collaborate on 3D print services.
Stratasys Broadens Carbon Fiber Capabilities
Stratasys announced a new carbon fiber material for use in their F123 series 3D printers.
Electroimpact’s SCRAM Continuous Carbon Fiber System
Electroimpact offers a continuous carbon fiber manufacturing solution that’s a bit different from other CCF 3D printers.
Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Causes Growth At 9T Labs
9T Labs seems to be hiring quite a few new positions.
The Additive Molding Process From Arris Composites
Arris Composites, a leader in composites manufacturing, uses a new process they call “Additive Molding”.
Why Is There No Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Resin?
After a chance call from a reader, I wondered about the apparent unavailability of carbon fiber reinforced 3D printer resin, and learned a great deal.
MakerBot Adds Another Carbon Fiber Material
MakerBot announced the availability of a new nylon carbon fiber material for their METHOD series of 3D printers.
Pantheon Developing Very High Speed 3D Printer
There’s a new industrial filament 3D printer in the works that could operate seven to nine times faster than conventional devices.
McLaren’s Speedtail Aileron Design Inspires 3D Printed Solutions?
Supercar maker McLaren’s new Speedtail includes an unusual feature that might inspire some new 3D printed designs.
2020 Update: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
Why is composite 3D printing so important, and what role does Carbon Fiber play?
MakerBot Announces Powerful Carbon Fiber Option
MakerBot announced a new version of their METHOD series that is specifically designed to 3D print strong carbon fiber parts.
AREVO Puts All The 3D Pieces Together
A manufacturing-as-a-service company has developed a way to 3D print continuous carbon fiber in a production setting.
New, Faster Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Process Independently Verified
Researchers at Deakin University studying the chemical reactions that take place during the production of carbon fiber composites developed a method which dramatically cuts the time and energy required for these reactions.
The First High Temperature Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Is Coming
Anisoprint has developed a new high temperature 3D printer that can also 3D print continuous carbon fiber. We found out how it works.
3D Printed Parts with 60% Continuous Carbon Fiber?
Is it possible to 3D print parts made from 60% continuous carbon fiber? There is, and we learned how it is done.
Essentium Raises The Temperature With New Materials and Machines
Essentium enters the high-temperature 3D printing business by introducing the HSE 180•S machine and high temp materials including nylon and PEEK.
SOLVAY’s Advanced Polymers Head to the ARGO Production 3D Printer
ROBOZE announced an interesting deal for advanced 3D printing materials with SOLVAY to provide access to high temperature PEEK and carbon fiber filaments.
Question of the Week: Fiber-Reinforced Filaments
What options are available for 3D print materials containing long reinforcing fibers?
Stratasys To Collaborate With Jay Leno
Jay Leno partners with Stratasys to enable a digital inventory and 3D printing approach to maintain his vast collection of vintage automobiles.
What? Desktop Metal Is Doing Desktop Plastic?
Desktop Metal announced a continuous carbon fiber 3D printer, the Fiber, which uses a version of the industrial AFP (automated fiber placement) process to produce very strong parts.
Really, How Bad Are Abrasive Filaments For Your 3D Printer Nozzle?
What kind of damage do carbon fiber filaments do to a 3D printer nozzle? How fast does damage occur? Experiments show a surprising result.
Anisoprint: Anisotropy as Advantage in Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
A major competitor of Markforged is Anisoprint, as it markets a powerful 3D printer capable of inserting continuous carbon fiber into prints.
Could Anisoprint Catch Markforged In The Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Market?
What happens when two companies market continuous carbon fiber 3D printers? We think there will be competition between Anisoprint and Markforged.
Metal And Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Farms
3D printer farms aren’t a new concept — but the advantages of grouping together high-strength 3D printing units are growing. Markforged has just introduced its Print Farms offering. They describe it as “an economic way for customers to build metal and carbon fiber printing capacity with Markforged,” continuing: “The new packages allow customers to purchase… Continue reading Metal And Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Farms
Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Gets Massive
While we recently reported that carbon fiber 3D printing is still in its early stages, we have also learned that development in the space is quickly progressing.
New 3D Print Material: Composite Basalt Fiber
Anisoprint announced a 3D print material I’ve never heard of previously, Composite Basalt Fiber.
Polymaker’s New 3D Printing Materials
Polymaker announced a series of new materials, and offered some dramatic demonstrations of their capabilities.
Anisoprint Expands Continuous Fiber 3D Printing Capabilities
Anisoprint announced an arrangement that should make their continuous carbon fiber 3D printer even better.
The Startling Magnetic 3D Print Technology From Fortify
A startup is using magnetic fields to 3D print extremely strong objects.
3D Printing with Carbon Fiber: Tracing the Lifecycle Thread
3D-printing carbon fiber is now a mainstay of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.
3DGence’s High Flow 3D Printing Module
3DGence announced a new accessory for their popular INDUSTRY F340 professional 3D printer that provides for high flow rates.
Fiberthree: More Than Materials
Fiberthree is a German company producing several 3D printing products, but focusing mainly on materials.
Mark One’s Unusual Carbon Fiber Approach
Mark One has an interesting method of producing pure carbon fiber objects.
Advanced 3D Printed Fiber Concept
A paper from the University of Surrey details a new materials concept, but perhaps this could be done with advanced 3D printers.
Carbon PA and the Strength of a Soft Touch
Roboze has been focused on strength in offerings, and its latest move highlights the strength of a soft touch.
Royal DSM’s New “Low” Carbon Fiber Filament Raises Questions
Royal DSM announced a new 3D printer filament that has an unusual statistic: lower carbon fiber.
Stratasys Races Ahead with Team Penske and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing: Interview
Stratasys’ Vice President of Manufacturing provides insights into strong steps forward.
Stratasys Lowers Barriers to Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
Stratasys developed a way for more of their clients to access high-end carbon fiber 3D printing.
New Industrial 3D Printers From Stratasys
Last week Stratasys announced some new 3D printers.
3D Printing From Russia, With Continuous Carbon Fiber
Anisoprint is a 2.5 year old 3D printer startup from Russia, who offer a true carbon fiber device.
Markforged Shuffles Product Line
3D printer manufacturer Markforged has introduced a couple of new machines that alters their product lineup considerably.
Is “Carbon Fiber” 3D Print Material Really “Carbon Fiber”?
Recently a number of 3D print companies have announced what’s described as “carbon fiber” materials, but are these really as strong as carbon fiber?
The BP475 Large Format Desktop 3D Printer: Made With Carbon Fiber
Some 3D printers can print in carbon fiber, but this 3D printer is made from carbon fiber.
Soluble Support For Moulds? Experiments Are Underway
The rocket scientists at E3D-Online have been doing some rather interesting experiments with their soluble support material.
Markforged’s new Mark X Composite 3D Printer
The new Mark X from Markforged includes a unique and very necessary feature.
Is Carbon Fiber Filament a Marketing Gimmick?
Running a small product design and 3D printing business, shookideas.com, I receive questions about carbon fiber filament almost every week.
Russian Team Aims to Send Carbon Fiber 3D Printing to Space
When the first 3D printer in space landed at the International Space Station (ISS), it could 3D print with ABS, the plastic found in LEGO bricks.
3D Hubs Adds Another Professional Capability And Confirms Their Strategic Shift
Hmm, my speculation about 3D Hubs’ intentions the other month seems to be continuing with their latest announcement of carbon fiber capability.
MarkForged Releases The Mark Two 3D Printer
We first saw the MarkForged desktop 3D printer in San Diego 2014, where it surprised everyone with its ability to print carbon fiber. Two years later they’ve released the Mark Two.
German RepRap Rolls Out New 3D Printing Filament
German RepRap’s new Carbon20 printer filament is made from 20 percent carbon fiber and has several applications.
The Cosine AdditiveMachine1 Large-Format 3D Printer
The number of very large plastic-extrusion technology 3D printers is increasing. Today we’re looking at the Cosine AdditiveMachine1, which definitely qualifies for that list.
CarbonFil™ 3D Printer Filament Now Available from Formfutura
Formfutura, makers of fine 3D printer filaments, has joined others in marketing a carbon fiber filament.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Bike
This week’s selection is a 3D printed bicycle kit by Stephan Schürmann / ColorFabb.
Fiber Force’s Incredible Nylon-Carbon Fiber Filament
A European company has produced a hybrid nylon-carbon fiber filament that could shake things up.
colorFabb Announces Carbon Fiber Filament
Netherlands-based colorFabb introduced an incredibly powerful new 3D printer filament today, based on carbon fiber.
Markforg3D’s Improved Carbon Fiber 3D Printer
Our first look at the Mark One carbon fiber 3D printer was many month ago. Since then, they’ve improved it significantly.
ProtoPasta’s Amazing 3D Printer Filaments
We got a closer look at ProtoPasta’s unusual filaments at CES.
Implications of Mark Forg3D’s Web-Based 3D Print Slicing
Mark Forg3D’s carbon fiber printer is a definitely a revolutionary concept, but that wasn’t the only feature that really impressed us. The other sleeper feature of the Mark One is its software. But wait, you say, every 3D printer includes software to drive the printer. That’s true, but Mark Forg3D’s software is cloud based.… Continue reading Implications of Mark Forg3D’s Web-Based 3D Print Slicing
The Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer
We took a look at a surprise 3D printer unveiled this week: Mark Forg3D’s Mark One, after a year of secret development work. At a glance, it looks like any other personal-sized 3D printer, albeit with a very slick metal case. But then you look at what’s being printed. Carbon Fiber. Yes, this… Continue reading The Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer