On SolidWorks World, MarkForged released the World\'s first 3D printer capable of printing with carbon fiber. As I revealed in my post earlier today, MarkForged Mark One is a composite printed with carbon fiber. Most 3D printers print in some plastic form. Carbon fiber is 20 times harder and 5 times stronger than standard ABS plastic. It also uses fiberglass, nylon and PLA ( Other commonly used plastic materials). It allows you to print your earliest prototype in PLA instead of the more expensive carbon fiber material. Priced at $5,000, only slightly more expensive than other lower prices3D printer. Lower- The end is a relative term because of the high The final machine can run more than $100,000. The printer made its debut on SolidWorks show but has not yet been purchased The order starts on the 3 Th. In the video, you can see two spools-one for carbon fiber and one for PLA or nylon. Most of the samples on the stand look like two materials, but I can\'t see why you can\'t print them entirely with carbon fiber if you choose. The printer also offers something else: a self Check the flat print bed for its location before each print. They call it \"motion coupling. \"Update: In case the YouTube video is not loading correctly-- Here is the direct link. This machine looks a bit different from many 3D printers-as it is designed with long axes, rather than the usual Square/cube shape of others, and more similar to the CNC machine used to handle parts with traditional shapes. About 22 inch long, about 13 inch deep, about 14 inch high. The longer print bed seems to be especially suitable for one of the niche markets that Mark Forged aimed at: artificial limbs. In an interview with a popular mechanic, founder Greg Mark said: \"There are a lot of people who are interested in prosthetic limbs,\" he said. \"There is a complete fit component. It must fit your body. \"It\'s more artistic than science, and you want to print out a bunch of different versions and test them,\" Mark said . \". \"But when you have the final version, you will want to make a really powerful version. [With] Once you want to make it powerful, you print it out with a composite. \"You can read the full post: MarkForged\'s new 3D printer can be printed with carbon fiber at popular machinery. There was always a small group of people around the machines and stalls, but I squeezed myself into \"Oh\" and \"ah\" like the best of them \". I was able to see and process some printed sample models that are basically the same as what you see on their website-the support arm of some sort of racing car. The elegant anodized aluminum housing and design undoubtedly helped me to stop at a meeting full of 3D printers.