Desktop Metal Fiber

Desktop Metal Fiber

Continuous Fiber Printing. The only composite 3D printer to use Micro Automated Fiber Placement (μAFP)—unlocking exceptional part strength for a desktop printer.

Fiber™ offers users exceptional part quality and a wide range of engineering-grade materials—all on a user-friendly, desktop printer. Fiber™ combines the exceptional performance of continuous carbon fiber with the ease of Fused Filament Fabrication (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.

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We cater to both private and government sectors and we choose only the best quality products and provide exceptional best-in-class service for our customers. Every product is tested to meet satisfaction standards to guarantee success for your school, business and profession.

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Why Puzzlebox 3D?

We are the Philippine’s leading supplier for Digital Fabrication equipment. We offer the largest selection of expertly curated 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Thermoforming, Filament, Resins PEEK, Metal, Injection Moulding and Fablab equipment handpicked from across the globe.

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Description

Fiber™ offers users exceptional part quality and a wide range of engineering-grade materials—all on a user-friendly, desktop printer. Fiber™ combines the exceptional performance of continuous carbon fiber with the ease of Fused Filament Fabrication (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.

Fiber™ is the only composite 3D printer to use Micro Automated Fiber Placement (μAFP™)—unlocking exceptional part strength for a desktop printer. Featuring closed-loop heat control, the µAFP™ head constructs a high-density, continuous fiber reinforcement while the FFF printhead enables a high-resolution exterior shell.

The Fiber™ materials library is categorized by family —or thermoplastic material. Our current library features two material families:

  • Nylon (PA6)
  • PAEK materials

Continuous carbon fiber tape is applied along critical load paths in µAFP™ process. Layers of continuous fiber tape, with 50-60% fiber content by volume, are laminated to build highly reinforced sections two times stronger than steel at less than 1/5 the weight, anywhere up to 2,400 MPa tensile strength and less than 1.5 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cc).

Fiber™ prints with three types of toolheads:

  • one dedicated to continuous carbon fiber tape
  • two dedicated to chopped carbon fiber-reinforced filament
  • the automatic tool changing enables changing between the two filament toolheads, enabling multi-material printing for advanced supports

Designed for versatility, the printer supports a wide range of fiber-reinforced composites to enable a broad set of applications such as aerospace, consumer electronics and automotive.

For best functionality, the Fiber™ printer should be used in environments with a relative humidity under 60%.

Fiber™ Printer

Specifications

Fiber™ is the only composite 3D printer to use Micro Automated Fiber

Placement (μAFP™)—unlocking exceptional composite part strength

for a desktop printer. Featuring closed loop heat control, the µAFP™

head constructs a high-density, continuous fiber reinforcement while

the FFF printhead enables a high-resolution exterior shell.

TECHNOLOGY Print technology Micro Automated Fiber Placement (μAFP™)

Fused filament fabrication (FFF)

Print system CoreXY with robotic tool changer

PERFORMANCE Max build rate 20 cm3/hr (1.2 in3/hr)

Layer height 130 µm – 250 µm

PHYSICAL External dimension 586 x 620 x 939 mm (23.1 x 24.4 x 37.0 in)

Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)

Build envelope FFF: 305 x 245 x 270 mm (12.0 x 9.6 x 10.6 in)

µAFP™: 230 x 230 x 270 mm (9.0 x 9.0 x 10.6 in)

Build plate Heated up to 149 ºC (300 ºF)

Print Sheet Magnetically coupled, flexible spring steel sheet, double-sided,

reusable

Nozzle diameter 0.40 mm

Onboard controls 7-inch touchscreen display

ELECTRICAL Power requirements 100(-0%) to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 A, 1-phase

MEDIA FFF build media Thermoplastic filament + chopped fiber

Diameter: 1.75 mm (0.07 in)

μAFP™ build media Thermoplastic μAFP™ prepreg tape + continuous fiber

Width: 3 mm (0.12 in)

Compatible material systems Nylon(PA6)+Carbon Fiber

Nylon(PA6)+Fiberglass

PEEK+Carbon Fiber

PEKK+Carbon Fiber

PLATFORM Network connectivity Ethernet, USB

Software Fabricate® Cloud (desktop options also available)