3D-Printed Plastic Parts Are As Strong As Aluminum 145793D-Printed Plastic Parts Are As Strong As Aluminum
June 17, 2016
Global 3D printing production network 3D Hubs is now offering new engineering-grade fiber-reinforced nylon composite materials that can rival aluminum in strength. Printed on industrial machines, these materials are made possible at selected hubs in its network with Markforged's continuous fiber 3D printing process.
The new composite materials include nylon reinforced with carbon, Kevlar, or fiberglass, so engineers can optimize their parts for strength, stiffness, weight, and temperature resistance. Strength-to-weight ratios higher than those of 6061-T6 aluminum are possible with the carbon fiber-reinforced nylon. So are parts up to 24 times stronger and 27 times stiffer than ABS.
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