Impossible Objects is a 3D printer and materials company pioneering advancements in the additive manufacturing and composites manufacturing industries
Based on years of research and development, our composite-based additive manufacturing technology (CBAM) is an entirely new process that is fundamentally different from conventional additive manufacturing technologies.
Our CBAM process is designed specifically for composites. It produces parts stronger than other additive manufacturing technologies, faster than traditional composite methods, with more design freedom, and a broader selection of materials, including carbon fiber and fiberglass paired with Nylon and PEEK. And we’re just getting started. Our goal is to produce the world’s strongest additively manufactured composite parts, rivaling hand layup materials, at injection molding speeds.
OUR PRINTER IS...
Fast: It’s already among the top 3 fastest 3D printers on the market, and is the only additive manufacturing technology with line of sight access to high volume manufacturing.
Flexible: Our AM process lends itself to low-cost printing and high-value and high strength printing, due to the types of materials it utilizes.
Effective: Using high-strength composites, our printer manufactures stronger, stiffer, and lighter parts with increased precision and greater quality control.
Our proprietary CBAM technology is the only AM process that combines long-fiber fabrics (versus short or chopped fiber) of carbon or glass with high-performance thermoplastic matrix materials to make composite parts. Long-fiber (fibers measuring at least 12mm in length), can offer significantly improved performance in strength, toughness and durability, in addition to other properties like dimensional stability and heat and chemical resistance. Long-fiber reinforced composite parts can be used to up-engineer from lower cost plastics, lightweight metal parts, or create entirely new parts that aren’t otherwise possible.