3D Strong

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Startup company MarkForged is introducing the use of carbon fibers in 3D printers for a much stronger printed product.

    You know we really should do a segment entitled “What 3D Printers Can Do Now.”  (effect and booming echo voice).  A startup called MarkForged is taking 3D printers to the next level using carbon fiber.  Why? Because carbon fiber is stronger, that’s why. They wanted to overcome the strength limitations of other 3D printed materials that have been created.  The MarkForged website says that “now you can print parts, tooling, and fixtures with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than 6061-T6 Aluminum.   Now that’s pretty strong.