Continuous Fiber Fabrication (CFF) is a solid thermoplastic based fabrication method which utilizes nylon and nylon composite filaments for build material, that may also be simultaneously incorporated with various continuous fibers during the the fabrication process.
In this process, the continuous fibers are extruded separately from a second print head directly into the nylon substrate, across any layer(s) on the X,Y axis. As rebar is used to strengthen cement, so to are the continuous fibers used to bolster the thermoplastic substrate. The continuous fibers are pre-engineered and generally unaltered in the printing process. Fibers may be added at specific layers to achieve greater part strength, abrasion resistance, rigidity, and heat deflection wherever needed.
This platform is ideal for machine shops, fabricators, service bureaus, and any manufacturers looking for strong, functional, lightweight parts. With these added benefits the CFF process is able to build parts with greater functionality and durability and is an ideal choice for many functional prototyping, molding, tooling, production and supply chain applications.