Composite 3D printing is a relatively new trend in additive manufacturing. It is an innovative technology that allows creating 3D printed parts with enhanced parameters of strength, stiffness, and durability due to fiber component added to plastics.
There are two ways to add fiber to plastics: fill with chopped fiber or reinforce with continuous strands, here we describe continuous fiber reinforcement specifically, as chopped fibre does not contribute to the properties equally and does not add to the quality and strength as much.
As part of the overview (101 stands for novice course), we will study the benefits of composites compared to both plastics and metals, look inside the existing composite 3D printing technologies, investigate the nowadays market and dwell on Anisoprinting.
Continuous carbon fiber reinforcement enhances mechanical properties of printed parts unlocking a wide range of applications in aerospace, automotive, aviation, and medical industries, and we will make a special case on it.