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fyi: New 3D Printer Can Print With Carbon Fiber

Old 01-29-14, 08:31 AM
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fyi: New 3D Printer Can Print With Carbon Fiber

wow.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...lick=pm_latest

http://markforged.com/

A bigger size could print entire frames...I'm sure in 10 years we will be able to custom design and manufacture our own cf bikes.
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Originally Posted by bikebreak View Post
I'm sure in 10 years we will be able to custom design and manufacture our own cf bikes.
Yikes! I don't trust myself to do that!

But hey, with a good design program, making a custom frame would be pretty cool!
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Skeptic, you mean the weave of the Woven carbon fabric and epoxy matrix in one go?
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Big dif between printing a car wing(spoiler),and a frame or wheel. The wing isn't structural/load bearing.
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Originally Posted by bikebreak View Post
A bigger size could print entire frames...I'm sure in 10 years we will be able to custom design and manufacture our own cf bikes.
I said something like that when I first saw 3D printers...in 2003.

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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Big dif between printing a car wing(spoiler),and a frame or wheel. The wing isn't structural/load bearing.
Scuderia Ferrari is on the phone, they would like hire you
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I hope whoever is making this dingus will forgive me, but this doesn't look like a groundbreaking new technology, it just looks like a winder that's too small and doesn't apply enough tension in order to avoid using a mandrel and makes turns that are too tight and makes a part that still needs to be bagged or autoclaved.

Edit: my colleague on the CF side of the building says it's called a "fiber placement machine" and the only thing impressive about this one is the low price tag.

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