Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Low-Density Thermoplastic Additive Manufacturing

BMWK, 2023 – 2026

Fiber-reinforced plastics offer significant lightweight potential due to their high stiffness and strength. However, their cost-effective production relies on full automation, which is currently limited to large-scale applications due to high investment requirements. ConfidentAM aims to develop an additive manufacturing chain that combines 3D printing and 3D skeleton winding technology to enable the economic production of fiber-reinforced lightweight structures, even in small quantities and custom-made products.