Continuous Fibre Reinforcement
Strength of Parts
Markforged have sold more than 12,000 desktop and industrial 3D composite printers built for Continuous Fibre Reinforcement (CFR) since the Mark One in 2014. These printers are reliable and precise, their combination of hardware + software + materials delivers parts with super-high quality surface finish. With the addition of Continuous Fibre Reinforcement the 3D printed parts will also meet your demanding functional requirements.
Markforged’s CFR is a unique process of reinforcing FFF parts with high-strength continuous fibres. The CFR printer uses two extrusion systems: one to extrude a composite base material (such as Onyx) in a standard FFF process, the second to extrude long strong continuous fibres that are precisely laid down in-layer, replacing FFF infill. The Continuous Fibres cannot be printed by themselves because they are laid down on the inside of part printed in base material through a second fibre nozzle.