The popularity of 3D printers is growing exponentially as they become more and more accessible to the masses. While most of these printers create objects from a plastic material, one company is setting out to change the way you print 3D objects.
The Mark One 3D printer by Mark Forged is the world’s first carbon fiber 3D printer. This printer will allow its owners to print parts, tools and much more with continuous carbon fiber strands, which is 20 times stiffer than ABS plastic and five times stronger than CNC machined aluminum by weight.
However, if you don’t need to use carbon fiber, the Mark One 3D printer can utilize a range of other materials, including PLA filament, nylon and fiberglass.
The Mark One 3D Printer is not on sale yet, but you can sign up on their website to be notified when pre-orders open up. The price of the printer comes in at $4,999, and it will be available in the second half of 2014.
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(Source: Mark Forged)