Category Archives: Carbon Fiber

Introducing CUDA: the 3D printed underwater jetpack

Archie O’Brien is a design student at Loughborough University. For his final project, in collaboration with service bureau 3D Hubs, O’Brien has applied 3D printing to the creation of a novel, patent-pending jetpack for underwater exploration. Look out Aquaman… How it’s made O’Brien’s smooth underwater jetpack is called CUDA, and was created in response to heavy and […]

FT Technologies launches Graphite AM 3D printed sensor for drones

FT Technologies, a British company specializing in the development and production of ultrasonic wind sensors, has reportedly launched its first drone-specific and 3D printed device. The FT205 sensor has been 3D printed by fellow British company Graphite Additive Manufacturing (Graphite AM) a specialist service bureau and consultancy firm. According to Fred Squire, Director of Sales […]

EOS releases aerospace grade PEKK 3D printer material in collaboration with Boeing

Industrial 3D printer provider EOS has released the first high performance, carbon-fiber reinforced PEKK material suitable for use in its polymer systems. The high temperature HT-23 material has been developed in collaboration with leading aerospace company Boeing. It is suitable for use on a new EOS P 810 system that was also announced today at […]

Sliced 3D printing news LEGO, PostProcess Technologies, DOBOT, Arcam

What gave Einstein so many bright ideas? How are 3D printed fakes entering the art world? Where can I get a 3D printed Tiny Rick? How many hours does it take to design a 3D printed dress? These questions and more from metal additive manufacturing to desktop 3D printing are answered in this edition of […]

Graphite Additive Manufacturing on slashing lead times in SLS 3D printing

UK 3D printer materials company and service bureau Graphite Additive Manufacturing has invested in a further selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer as part of a new fast-track service for its customers. The Aylesbury-based company, which offers materials, rapid tooling, prototyping and consultancy services, purchased the 3D Systems Vanguard 3D printer to “help cut growing […]

Fraunhofer maximizes form and function with LightFlex 3D printed FRPs

In circulation since 1907 (with the development of Bakelite) fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs) are hard wearing and strong, yet light. These traits mean FRP are widely used in aerospace, automotive, marine and other high performance industries. They can be found in everything from airplane propellers to baseball bats, and are typically made using injection molding – […]

Volkswagen officials speak to the future of 3D printing in automotive

Project leads at Volkswagen high end/luxury car brands Audi and Porsche are conducting research into the benefits of 3D printing for future car production. In addition to the effective application of FDM for prototyping and reducing tooling costs, researchers at Audi’s Competence Center in Ingolstadt, Germany, and Porsche are adding metal to Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing portfolio, […]

Impossible Objects raises $6.4 million in series A funding for composite 3D printer development

Composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) developer Impossible Objects has announced the raising of $6.4 million in series A funding. The sum means that, to date, the company has secured a total of $9.2 million in investment led by tech equity specialist OCA Ventures. At Rapid + TCT 2017 Impossible Objects released the pilot of its CBAM Model […]