Paddle Shifter Extensions

Our paddle shifter extensions are made using continuous fibers as a reinforcement in the printing material.  Composites made with continuous reinforcing fibers exhibit substantial increases in strength and stiffness compared to similar materials using discontinuous (chopped) fibers.  Our machine does not print with a weave, it deposits layers of unidirectional composite in a user-defined orientation that can be specified by layer.  In general, unidirectional composites have a higher strength-to-weight ratio in the preferred fiber orientation than composites made with woven fabrics.

The precision of 3D printing with the strength of Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass or Onyx.

-Carbon fiber has the highest strength to weight as well as the highest thermal conductivity. Perfect for applications requiring the greatest possible stiffness and strength.
-Kevlar has the best abrasion resistance and is our most flexible material. For when you need parts that are durable and resistant to impact.
-Fiberglass is the most cost-effective material. It's a strong as Carbon Fiber, but 40% as stiff, and 2X the weight. Suited to everyday applications where you need strong parts.
-Onyx is a beautiful black filament made from combining tough nylon with micro-carbon reinforcement. Onyx gives you stiff and dimensionally stable engineering grade parts, with twice the strength of other 3D printed plastics. Onyx parts have a high quality surface finish and high heat tolerance.