desktop metal 3d printing


I N T R O D U C I N G

F I B E R ™

 

 

Fiber™ combines the exceptional performance of continuous carbon fiber with the ease of FFF printing to produce high-performance

parts that are stronger than steel, lighter than aluminum, and can operate continuously in the toughest environments up to 250 ºC.

 

 

 

Continuous carbon fiber 3d printer


B E N E F I T S

01 Strong parts

strong parts for carbon fiber 3d printing
Wide material range for carbon fiber 3d printing

02 Wide Range of Materials

  • PEKK + Continuous Carbon Fiber
  • PEEK + Continuous Carbon Fiber
  • Nylon (PA6) + Continuous Fiberglass
  • Nylon (PA6) + Continuous Fiberglass

PEKK + Continuous Carbon Fiber

ESD 3d printing

PEEK + Continuous Carbon Fiber

flame retardant for 3d printing

Nylon (PA6) + Continuous Carbon Fiber

PA6 nylon dekstop metal fiber

Nylon (PA6) + Continuous Carbon Fiber

fiber glass reinforced nylon dekstop metal

03 Accessible to all Engineers

desktop metal fiber for engineers

Continuous fiber reinforcement

A P P L I C A T I O N S

Fiber™ applications span a variety of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and marine.

 

manufacturing application 3d printing

MANUFACTURING

Prove ROI in months
product design application for 3d printing

PRODUCT DESIGN

3D printing for Engineers & Products Designers
tooling application for 3d printing

TOOLING

Prototyping & End-use Parts
FABLAB for 3d printing

FABLABS

For digital fabrication laboratory


T E C H N I C A L   S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

TECHNOLOGY

Print Technology


Print System

Micro Automated Fiber Placement (µAFP)
Fused filament fabrication (FFF)


CoreXY with automatic tool changer

PERFORMANCE

Max Build Rate


Layer Height


Max build weight (for all parts in job)

20 cm3/hr 1.2 in3/hr


• 50-200 µm
• 100 µm Default


10 kg 22 lbs

PHYSICAL

External Dimensions


Weight


Build Envelope


Build Plate


Print Sheets


Nozzle Diameter


Power Requirements


On Board Control

586 x 620 x 863 mm (23.0 x 24.4 x 34.0 in)


60 kg (132 lbs)


310 x 240 x 270 mm   12.2 x 9.4 x 10.6 in (FFF only)
290 x 210 x 270 mm   11.4 x 8.3 x 10.6 in (µAFP-reinforced)


Heated, up to 149 °C 300 °F


Coated 1075 Spring Steel Magnetic
0.45mm 0.018in


0.40 mm


100-120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 A, 1-phase


7-inch touchscreen display

MEDIA

FFF build media


µAFP build media

µAFP build media

Thermoplastic filament / Chopped fiber
1.75 mm diameter (0.07 in)


Thermoplastic µAFP prepreg tape / Continuous fiber
3 mm wide (0.12 in)

PLATFORM

Network Connectivity


Software


Browser Requirements


Supported File Types

Ethernet, USB


Fabricate™ software; runs on Windows 8 or 10, Mac OSX 10.11.x
or higher, Linux


Accessible via any web browser


STL, IGES, JT, STEP, OB, SAT and native file types (SolidWorks,
ProE, Autodesk, CATIA, etc.)

desktop metal fiber dimensions

  PART   GALLERY

 

Fiber™ applications span a variety of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and marine.

desktop metal fiber sample part Balance shaft gear

Balance Shaft Gears

PEKK + CF


  • Specs
  • Description

Size (mm)


Weight (g)

117 x 117 x 15


63

Printing in PEEK delivers a lighter part compared to metal counterparts, while still meeting the strength and heat requirements.

With the ability to print industrial-grade composites like PEEK with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement, Fiber™ allows engineers to print parts that can stand up to high temperatures and have unrivaled part strength - without spending tens of thousands of dollars.

desktop metal fiber sample part brake duct

Brake Duct

PEEK + CF


  • Specs
  • Description

Size (mm)


Weight (g)

130 x 63 x 97


65

Printing on Fiber enables optimization for

the most efficient air flow, leading to better cooling.

Brakes get extremely hot during competition,

PEKK + CF provides heat resistance and is lighter than an aluminum alternative.

desktop metal fiber sample part balance shift gear

Balance Shaft Gears

PEKK + CF


  • Specs
  • Description

Size (mm)


Weight (g)

205 x 46 x 24


66

Shedding weight is critical for performance bikes. 

Composites are an ideal choice for bike components

like this due to their high specific strength and stiffness.

Printing on Fiber in fiberglass-reinforced PA6 allows for the manufacture of a corrosion resistant, low cost, functional prototype without the typical labor-intensive

process of hand layup.


desktop metal fiber sample part  press break tooling

Press Brake Tooling

PA6 + CF


  • Specs
  • Description

Size (mm)


Weight (g)

95 x 127 x 80, 91 x 64 x 51


364, 105

Many sheet metal applications require custom press brake tooling, but machining this custom tooling out of metal for short runs can be prohibitively expensive.

For low tonnage applications, printing on Fiber eliminates the need for machining costly metal tooling, greatly reducing manufacturing lead time and cost.

desktop metal fiber sample part  Surf board fin

Surfboard Fin

PA6 + FG


  • Specs
  • Description

Size (mm)


Weight (g)

143 x 120 x 6.8 mm


31

Printing on Fiber enables rapid functional prototyping 

of the many variables that affect surfboard performance - the fin’s rake, cant, base length, height - and greatly speeds the process when compared to traditional hand layup.

Composites are ideal for this part due to their high strength. In this case, the part is made from PA6 nylon with fiberglass reinforcement to keep costs low and to resist corrosion.

desktop metal fiber sample part skydiving camera mount

Skydiving Camera Mount

PA6 + GF


  • Specs
  • Description

Size (mm)


Weight (g)

64 x 84 x 14


16

Glass fiber reinforced PA6 allows for high specific stiffness to withstand those forces at a low cost. This part has to support the weight of the camera while being hit with 100mph+ winds during free fall.