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Long-Fiber Makes our Composites Stronger, Lighter, Tougher.
So, Why Mess Around with Anything Less?

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

Unprecedented range of high-performance materials

Long-fiber fabrics bonded with thermoplastic matrix materials

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

Unprecedented range of high-performance materials

Long fiber composite fabrics bonded with thermoplastic
matrix materials

STRONGER. LIGHTER. TOUGHER

How Long Fiber Changes the Game

Our proprietary CBAM technology is the only AM process that combines long-fiber fabrics (versus short or chopped fiber) of carbon or glass with high-performance thermoplastic matrix materials to make composite parts. Long-fiber (fibers measuring at least 12mm in length), can offer significantly improved performance in strength, toughness and durability, in addition to other properties like dimensional stability and heat and chemical resistance. Long-fiber reinforced composite parts can be used to up-engineer from lower cost plastics, lightweight metal parts, or create entirely new parts that aren’t otherwise possible.

The use of long-fiber materials is one of many reasons that makes our composite technology work harder than any other AM technology in the field today.

Material Combinations Available on the Model One

Long-Fiber
Fabrics

Thermoplastic
Matrix Materials

Composite
Material Properties

Carbon Fiber/PEEK
  • High strength (>130 MPa)
  • Extraordinary heat performance (MP 343° C)
  • Very high chemical resistance
  • Exceptional strength to weight ratios
  • High impact and wear resistance
  • Stronger than equivalent injection molded parts
  • No warpage, shrinkage or sink marks
  • Excellent flame retardance
  • Biocompatible
  • Can replace metals in many applications
Carbon Fiber/Nylon 12
  • High strength (>100 MPa)
  • Great strength to weight ratios
  • Excellent temperature performance (MP 180° C)
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Stronger than equivalent injection molded parts
  • No significant warpage, shrinkage or sink marks
  • Lower cost
Glass Fiber/PEEK
  • High strength
  • Excellent temperature performance (MP 343° C)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Lower cost than Carbon Fiber
Glass Fiber/Nylon 12
  • Lower cost
  • High strength
  • Excellent temperature performance (MP 180° C)
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Stronger than many metals by weight

Materials Combinations
Available on the Model One

Long-Fiber
Fabrics
Thermoplastic
Matrix Materials
+ Composite Material Properties - Composite Material Properties
Carbon Fiber/PEEK
  • High strength (>130 MPa)
  • Extraordinary heat performance (MP 343° C)
  • Very high chemical resistance
  • Exceptional strength to weight ratios
  • High impact and wear resistance
  • Stronger than equivalent injection molded parts
  • No warpage, shrinkage or sink marks
  • Excellent flame retardance
  • Biocompatible
  • Can replace metals in many applications

+ Composite Material Properties - Composite Material Properties
Carbon Fiber/Nylon 12
  • High strength (>100 MPa)
  • Great strength to weight ratios
  • Excellent temperature performance (MP 180° C)
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Stronger than equivalent injection molded parts
  • No significant warpage, shrinkage or sink marks
  • Lower cost

+ Composite Material Properties - Composite Material Properties
Glass Fiber/PEEK
  • High strength
  • Excellent temperature performance (MP 343° C)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Lower cost than Carbon Fiber

+ Composite Material Properties - Composite Material Properties
Glass Fiber/Nylon 12
  • Lower cost
  • High strength
  • Excellent temperature performance (MP 180° C)
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Stronger than many metals by weight

Materials In Development for 2019. Sample Parts Available Now.

  • Carbon Fiber/Nylon 6
  • Carbon Fiber/Glass Fiber/Nylon 12
  • Carbon Fiber/Elastomer
  • Glass Fiber/Elastomer