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Continuous Composites opens 7,500 sq-foot demonstration facility for composite 3D printing

Continuous Composites is opening a 7,500 square foot facility for research, development, and additive manufacturing in Idaho. The new building demonstrates their patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D) technology at the largest scale to date, increasing their previous build volume by 25 times.

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Continuous Composites opens 7,500 sq-foot demonstration facility for composite 3D printing

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