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Carbon fiber parts have become increasingly popular for both their lightweight properties and impressive strength-to-volume ratio.

Getting precise and uniform consolidation of carbon fiber plies impacts overall part performance, yet traditional manufacturing processes do not always deliver ideal results. 3D Systems has tackled this issue and devised a new technique to producing carbon fiber components with consistent consolidation using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing.

This new SLA process enables:

  • Uniform carbon fiber consolidation
  • Superior control over surface finish, hard corners, and feature details
  • Accurate production of more complex carbon fiber components

This application brief is for forward-thinking businesses, engineers, and designers keen to produce more consistent carbon fiber parts.