The world’s first ever carbon fiber 3D printer is set to become available later this year, according to Popular Mechanics.
Created by Gregory Mark, co-owner of Aeromotions; a company that builds racecar wings from carbon fiber, the goal of this creation is to improve the carbon fiber manufacturing process.
Mark looked to 3D printing to help streamline the process of creating carbon fiber racecar wings, but there was nothing available that could print components that were strong enough for his purposes. So Mark set to work creating the world’s first carbon fiber 3D printer – the MarkForged Mark One.
Mark debuted his start-up company, MarkForged, at SolidWorks World 2014 with a working prototype of his carbon fiber printer.