Glossary

General

CF3D®

Continuous fiber 3D printing. This is a new technology begins with a continuous dry fiber that is impregnated in situ with a tailorable, snap curing thermosetting resin delivered by the end effector. The end effector is moved by a motion platform driven by proprietary software. Parts are printed with precision and optimized for the highest performance using continuous fibers.

One Solution®

CF3D® provided as One Solution includes the necessary hardware, materials, software, and motion platforms, bringing composites AM to the forefront. Continuous Composites concentrates on the user experience by presenting a comprehensive technology through a reliable product offering.

Hardware

HMI

Human Machine Interface, usually a digital interface used to control a machine

Software

Layer

A collection of connected lines, can be 2D or 3D

Line

A connection between two vertices

Vector

A line with a stored direction

Vertex

A single location in 3D space

Materials

Structural Fiber

Fof molecules interwoven to form a linear, string-like. They may be natural or made by humans. (e.g., carbon, glass, aramid)

Functional Fiber

Similar to structural fibers, functional fibers include components inside the fiber strands to provide a function to the printed piece. (e.g., optical, metallic)

CF3D® Polymer Matrix Material

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