January 30, 2014
The desktop printer is also capable of printing in fiberglass, nylon, and the thermoplastic PLA, as well as a composite of these materials with layers of carbon fiber added for strength. Mark Forged says it will be useful in building stronger prototypes as well as “prosthetics, custom bones, tools, and fixtures.”
Another engineering and design shop, Portland, OR-based ProtoPlant, is working on a Kickstarter-funded printer that can print in carbon fiber-reinforced filament. The Mark One appears to be the only printer capable of making objects made entirely of carbon fiber, however.