March 1, 2023

Continuous Composites Unveils Commercial CF3D Enterprise™ at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the commercialization of Continuous Composites CF3D Enterprise™ system at UIUC.

Continuous Composites is excited to unveil our CF3D Enterprise™ system at a technical symposium and ceremonial ribbon cutting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Urbana-Champaign, IL – Continuous Composites Inc., a leading manufacturer of continuous carbon fiber printing solutions, today announced the unveiling of their commercial CF3D Enterprise™ system at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and technical symposium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, enabling them to take their strategic partnership to the next level in advancing the future of composites manufacturing using CF3D®.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the CF3D Enterprise™ system at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Aerospace Engineering is a milestone event showcasing the power of collaboration and innovation. The technical symposium featured presentations from academic and industry experts, highlighting the potential of Continuous Fiber 3D technology (CF3D®) and the exciting opportunities for the future of manufacturing.  Attendees were able to see firsthand the CF3D Enterprise™ system and gain a deeper understanding of its potential impact on their respective industries.

"The CF3D® technology has the potential to revolutionize the composites industry, and we are excited to take our partnership with Continuous Composites to the next level," said Dr. Jeffrey Baur, Founder Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. "The CF3D Enterprise™ machine is a platform ripe for innovation and will enable us to advance our research and education programs and create new opportunities for our students, faculty, and industry."

Dr. Jeffrey Baur has been a long-standing partner of Continuous Composites during his service at the United States Air Force Research Lab, conducting research and development in the field of composite materials and manufacturing. The purchase of the CF3D Enterprise™ machine marks a significant milestone in their partnership and paves the way for exciting new opportunities.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Jeff Baur and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to help them unlock the full potential of our CF3D® technology,” said Tyler Alvarado, CEO of Continuous Composites. “The CF3D Enterprise™ machine is the perfect tool for researchers and manufacturers alike, enabling them to push the boundaries of composites manufacturing and accelerate the research and development of new products and applications.”

The CF3D Enterprise™ system is the result of a collaborative effort between Continuous Composites and its technology partners, including Arkema, Hexcel, Siemens, and Comau Robotics. These companies have each contributed their respective expertise and cutting-edge technology towards the development of the CF3D Enterprise™ machine, making it a reality. Continuous Composites is proud to be at the forefront of revolutionizing the composites manufacturing industry and looks forward to continuing its partnership with the university and its technology partners to push the boundaries of what's possible.

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