Start-up unveils 3D printer that can build carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass parts

Start-up Impossible Objects on Tuesday unveiled its Model One 3D printer, which it claims is the first such printer that can build parts from composite materials including carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass.

The Northbrook, Ill.-based company said its technology can compete with injection molding “in terms of speed and price” to create production parts.

Because of the composite makeup, customers will be able to customize a part’s properties, so parts can have heat and/or chemical resistant properties, the company said.

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