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A continuous carbon fiber composite 3D printer

News International-French

15 Jul 2014

MarkForged introduces Mark One, a carbon fiber composite 3D printer.

The Mark One combines the potential of 3D printing with the highstrength of carbon fiber. Its patent pending Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF) process enables 3D printing of continuous carbon fiber. CFF parts are up to 20 times stiffer than ABS plastic, five times stronger, and have a higher strengthtoweight ratio than 6061T6 aluminum.

“The Mark One uses a dual extruder system that combines traditional 3D printing and CFF printing within a single part. Designers can choose between lightweight carbon fiber, lowcost fiberglass, or the newly announced Kevlar for puncture and abrasion resistance. The printer also supports traditional 3D printing (FFF) with nylon and PLA plastic.” said Greg Mark, founder and CEO of MarkForged.

About MarkForged:
MarkForged was founded by an MIT aerospace engineer. After years of designing and manufacturing highperformance composite race car wings at Aeromotions, Greg Mark realized that he could use 3D printing hardware to automate the composite layup process. He assembled a team out of MIT, and MarkForged was born. MarkForged is backed by North Bridge Venture Partners and Matrix Partners.

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