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Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

By DE Staff   

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Impossible Objects CBAM 25 prints parts fifteen times faster than the nearest competitor, company says.

Impossible Objects announced it will unveil its CBAM 25 machine at the RAPID +TCT tradeshow in Chicago. Scheduled to be commercially available in early 2024, the CBAM 25 can print long fiber materials (carbon fiber and fiberglass) at 25 feet per minute, fifteen times faster than its competition, the company says.

The printer functions by combining sheets of carbon fiber or fiberglass with sprayed-on thermoplastics, including Nylon 12 and PEEK. Pairing Carbon fiber with PEEK polymers, for example, produces chemical and flame resistant parts that have a tensile strength of 140 Mpa. Impossible Objects says the printer cranks out large, flat composite parts, free of shrinkage or warping, with 100 microns accuracy.


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