Mark One, World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer, announced

By on January 30, 2014

An interesting development: the world’s first 3D printer that prints in carbon fiber.

Here’s an interesting Oped on Hack a Day: http://hackaday.com/2014/01/29/ask-hackaday-whats-up-with-this-carbon-fiber-printer/

The Mark One printer can print in four different materials, one at a time, which includes carbon fiber, fiberglass, PLA, and nylon: “We took the idea of 3D printing, that process of laying things down strand by strand, and we used it as a manufacturing process to make composite parts,” he told PopMech. “We say it’s like regular 3D printers do the form. We do form and function, said Mark.”

Here are the specs of the Mark One printer, announced this afternoon:

  • Printing Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) / Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF)
  • Build Size: 305mm x 160mm x 160mm (12″ x 6.25″ x 6.25″, 486ci)
  • Material Compatibility: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Nylon, PLA
  • Highest Layer Resolution: FFF Printing: 100 Microns / CFF Printing: 200 Microns
  • Extruders: Dual Quick Change
  • Filament Sizes: FFF: 1.75mm, CFF: MF4
  • Pause / Resume Prints: Yes
  • Software: Cloud Enabled
  • Supported OS: Mac OS 10.7 Lion +, Win XP+, Linux*
  • Supported Browser: Chrome 30+, Firefox 10+, Safari 6+*
  • Supported Files: STL, .OBJ
  • Connectivity: WiFi, USB, SD Card

via World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Announced, The Mark One – 3DPrint.com.

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