Carbon fibers prove stronger than Kevlar and glass in FDM 3D prints

Carbon fibers prove stronger than Kevlar and glass in FDM 3D prints

Looking into ways to improve the strength of nylon 3D printer filament, researchers at University College Dublin have conducted a comparative study on the addition of fiber reinforcements. In the research glass, synthetic polymer Kevlar, and carbon fibers are tested for their ability to improve the performance of a 3D printed object, proving tensile abilities comparative to metal. Alternating and patterning The three experimental fibers are added to a pure nylon filament through a two nozzle Mark One 3D printer, from award winning 3D printer company Markforged. In this process, nylon and fiber materials are 3D printed in alternate […]

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