Since you can control the direction, type, and volume of these fibers, you can customize strength and stiffness, producing printed objects up to 20 times stiffer and five times stronger than similar printed ABS plastic parts. In the hands of hobbyists, consumers, and startups, this could be a game changer.
Here's what we want to see printed:
• Carbon fiber guitars because METAL
china carbon fiber to class up the joint
• Carbon fiber bikes with your name embossed to protect from thieves
• Yourself, in carbon fiber
• Other 3D printers?
So pre-order a Mark One and get to work.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor for Supercompressor. A Vermont native, he loves biking, running, rock and roll, and words. He never believed a word Lance said. Hear him testify on Twitter @ewolffmann.