Carbon fiber is perhaps the second most sought-after additive manufacturing material, after metal. Thanks to recent developments in the additive manufacturing space, carbon fiber materials are finally catching on across the industry. Whether it’s blended with PETG, PEEK, or nylon, printer and filament manufacturers alike boast of carbon fiber’s ability to enhance the surface finish, strength, and thermal properties of printed parts.
And for the most part, that’s true.
However, not all carbon fiber 3D printers are created equal — while microscopic chopped fibers can enhance the strength of printed parts to rival those of molded thermoplastics, only the Continuous Fiber Reinforcement process invented by Markforged can boost mechanical properties by an order of magnitude for true replacement of metal components.
We invite you to join our webinar as we take a deep dive into the role of carbon fiber in 3D printing. In this webinar, we will cover:
The physics behind 3D printed carbon fiber
Comparison of chopped and continuous fiber parts and why not all 3D printed carbon fiber parts are the same
Practical considerations for using carbon fiber in engineering applications