3D printed fiberglass is 11x more rigid than ABS and 26x more rigid than nylon.
In three-point bending 3D printed fiberglass is 3.5x stronger than ABS and 7x stronger than nylon.
3.5 kg (7.5 lb) hung from fiberglass-reinforced Onyx, Onyx, ABS, and PLA beams.
When To 3D Print With Fiberglass Material
Use fiberglass composite material to print parts that are an order of magnitude stiffer than typical 3D printed objects at the most affordable price.
- Functional prototypes
- End use parts
This steel housing needed to be firmly clamped into place for machining, but its irregular shape proved difficult to clamp. A 3D printed fiberglass-reinforced jaw provided a custom geometry that was strong enough to withstand clamping forces without marring the part.