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Adding carbon fiber to 3D printing materials makes the materials lighter and can add strength and higher temperature resistance. This makes it very attractive for different industries to implement this material into their 3D printed parts.

Fusion3 designs its EDGE 3D printer for optimal results with various carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing materials.

This is not an easy feat. Carbon fiber materials are tricky to print and harsh on the 3D printer hardware. Carbon Fiber materials have up to 30-60% of flakes/shards of the additive mixed with plastic and can be quite hard on 3D printer components.

However, as you’ll read below, Fusion3 engineers and supports our 3D printers to ensure our customers get great results when printing carbon fiber. Fusion3 3D printers do not require any modification to print carbon fiber materials, so, out of the box, they withstand the wear and tear subjected to the harsh wear and abrasiveness of the carbon fiber filament as a true carbon fiber 3D printer.

3D Printed Carbon Fiber Bicycle Pedal


Helical Bevel Gear 3D printed with Carbon Fiber Nylon

Over 12 Different Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Filaments, Tested & Certified For Fusion3 3D Printers

We have tested and certified a wide variety of Carbon Fiber reinforced materials from leading manufacturers for use in our 3D printers. Materials with various amounts of Carbon Fiber include: Nylon, ABS, PETG, Polycarbonate, Co-Polyesters and PLA.

Fusion3 receives requests from both customers and manufacturers to test new materials as they arrive on the market. Should they pass our rigorous testing process, we provide optimized print settings to all our customers within our F3Slic3r 3D printing software.

The New EDGE High-Performance 3D Printer

Optimized For 3D Printing Higher-Temperature Materials Including ABS



Every Fusion3 3D Printer Ships Standard With Wear Resistant Print Heads

Carbon Filled Materials Are Abrasive Live Sandpaper

Carbon fiber printing can quickly destroy a standard brass nozzle or aluminum nozzle. It takes less than 100g of material to erode and deform a common brass nozzle print head to the point of destruction.

Fusion3 3D carbon fiber printers do not require different print heads for different materials. Every Fusion3 3D printer since our F400 model come standard with print heads or nozzles that are resistant to wear from abrasive filaments like carbon fiber. hardened steel nozzle as standard equipment. Unlike brass, these components will not erode and print carbon fiber filled filament like a champ.

Fusion3 EDGE Print Head with Surgical Steel, Abrasive Resistant Tube Steel Nozzle

Our Enclosed, Passively Heated Print Chambers Provide Excellent Carbon Fiber 3D Prints

Carbon Fiber Filled Materials Require More Heat To Achieve Full Layer Bond Strength

The Fusion3 EDGE 3D printer uses a high-power, multi-zone heated bed, a high-temperature, high-power print head and an enclosed print chamber. Fusion3’s optimized carbon fiber 3D printers have no issue getting high-performance materials hot enough and keeping your 3D printer warm to achieve high-strength layer bonding.

Infrared Image of the Fusion3 EDGE’s Multizone Heated Bed

Fusion3 Provides Optimized Settings for a Wide Variety of Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Materials To Ensure Great Results

Carbon Fiber Filled Materials Are Significantly More Expensive Than Their Unfilled Counterparts.

3D printing with carbon fiber can be expensive. The last thing you want to do is waste material on failed prints while trying to figure out the right print settings.

Fusion3’s material testing lab takes out all of this guesswork for our customers. We have already tested and certified over 12 different Carbon reinforced materials and have more in testing. These optimized profiles are found within our F3Slic3r 3D printing software ready for you to use.



How does carbon fiber 3D printing work?
Carbon fiber 3D printing filament consists of tiny carbon fibers infused into a base material. These blends allow carbon fiber printers, such as the F410, to print lighter and more durable and rigid objects.
Do I need to get a carbon fiber specific printer for carbon fiber printing?
Carbon Fiber is an abrasive, difficult to print material that requires specialized hardware. If you are only experimenting with a carbon fiber PLA, you can likely get away with using an inexpensive hobby 3D printer. However, the minute you require either a higher temperature material like a carbon fiber nylon, ABS, polycarbonate, or similar or need to use in a business / commercial environment, a professional 3D printer like the Fusion3 F410 that has special capabilities becomes an absolute requirement. The F410’s hardened steel nozzle which resists wear, the printer’s heated chamber will ensure great layer adhesion and the multizone heat bed will resist part warping.
How is carbon fiber filament made?
Carbon fiber filament is made from short carbon fibers, consisting of segments of less than 1mm in length. These fibers are mixed with a thermoplastic base material. The most common carbon fiber filament base materials are PLA, PETG, Nylon, ABS, and Polycarbonate.

To Request a Carbon Fiber Sample Printed on the New Fusion3 EDGE 3D Printer