Polymer matrix reinforced with long carbon fibers has the highest potential to replace metals and reduce the total weight of functional structures.
Learn why combining 3D printing and carbon fiber revolutionizes this solution. The composites industry has displayed significant potential for growth for many years, but it has been missing a breakthrough technology that could meet the complex technical and economical demands. Newer manufacturing technologies like 3D printing could bring significant benefits to composites processing and enable lightweight solutions for industries such as automotive and aerospace.
Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastics Composites – Materials of the Future Polymer matrices reinforced with long carbon fibers have the highest potential to replace metals and reduce the total weight of functional structures. However, producing a part with carbon-fiber composites can be very expensive in terms of raw material cost, labor and the large amount of waste produced by molding or injection manufacturing. Carbon fiber reinforced […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...