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Impossible Objects Unveils New 3D Printer

Built in Chicago reports on Impossible Objects, which has just “announced its latest industrial 3D printer, CBAM-2, which is designed to be 10 times faster than the traditional 3D printing process. In addition, Impossible Objects also raised $4.1 million in funding to meet the growing demand for its 3D printers and printing materials.”

Impossible Objects, which was founded in Northbrook, Illinois back in 2011, aimed to create impressive 3D printers from its outset.  “The company paired carbon fiber and fiberglass with Nylon and PEEK, the plastic polymer commonly used in 3D printing, to create what it claims is a stronger, lighter, and more flexible material. Its printers are designed for volume production.”

As Impossible Objects Founder and Chairman Bob Swartz elaborates: “It’s been exciting to see how our customers are putting our approach to work to create high-performance parts for everything from aircraft and cars to lightweight athletic gear.  We’re continuing to bring machines, materials, and expertise to the market to transform the entire manufacturing process, from prototyping through to high-volume production.”

The goal with the CBAM-2 is to “allow manufacturers to print things like car or airplane parts at volume.”  As Swartz explains, “you can now use the machine in manufacturing and you can start making parts in volume at speeds, which our competitors can’t make.  This is a machine for production, not just prototypes.”

Previously, Impossible Objects has partnered with such illustrious manufacturers as the Ford Motor Company, Jabil, the U.S. Air Force, The National Institute for Aviation Research, and the Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative.

Image and Quotes Courtesy of Built in Chicago

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