ORNL 3D prints autoclave-capable CFRP mold

In May 2016, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reported that they had 3D printed a set of autoclave-capable carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) molds. The group used high performance thermoplastics (HPTPs) loaded with chopped carbon fiber: one mold used polyhenylene sulfide (PPS...

This item has been archived in line with our efforts to keep our content relevant and up to date for our readership. For further assistance, please contact your Customer Success Manager or email ClientEngagementTeam@luxresearchinc.com. Thank you!

Related Research

Impossible Objects

Company Profile | April 06, 2022

Develops printers to make functional parts from fiber‑reinforced composites based on its proprietary composite‑based additive manufacturing (CBAM) technology CBAM can process a wide range of materials, such as fiber fabrics including carbon, glass, and Kevlar, and polymers including polyamides... To read more, click here.


Company Profile | April 26, 2022

Sells CFAM Prime, a large‑format continuous fiber composite 3D printing system; the 3D printer has a closed heat chamber and a build volume of 4 m × 2 m × 1.5 m; its single‑nozzle print head can co‑extrude thermoplastic (TP) pellets and continuous fiber filaments at a deposition rate of 15 kg/h... Not part of subscription


Company Profile | May 11, 2022

Develops 3D printers, materials, and software solutions for fiber‑reinforced composite and metal 3D printing Offers industrial and desktop series of systems capable of printing chopped and continuous fiber‑reinforced composites that are up to 50× faster and 20× cheaper Powder‑based metal ... To read more, click here.