29 Jan '14, 9pm

Ask Hackaday: What’s Up With This Carbon Fiber Printer?

Ask Hackaday: What’s Up With This Carbon Fiber Printer?

The Hackaday Tip Line has been ringing with submissions about the Mark Forg3D printer , purportedly the, “world’s first 3D printer that can print carbon fiber.” Right off the bat, we’re going to call that claim a baldfaced lie. Here’s a Kickstarter from a few months ago that put carbon fiber in PLA filament, making every desktop 3D printer one that can print in carbon fiber. But perhaps there’s something more here. The Mark Forged site gives little in the way of technical details, but from what we can gather from their promo video , here’s what we have: it’s a very impressive-looking aluminum chassis with a build area of 12″x6.25″x6.25″. There are dual extruders, with (I think) one dedicated to PLA and Nylon, and another to the carbon and fiberglass filaments. Layer height is 0.1mm for the PLA and Nylon, 0.2mm for the composites. Connectivity is through Wifi, USB, or an SD...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/01/29/ask-hackaday-whats-up-with...

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