Introducing FRP3D

The world of 3D printing has seen enormous developments in the past decade. The range of applications for 3D printing is greatly expanded as the quality and size of printed products continue to increase.

We have developed, modified and combined various innovative processes to create our FRP3D technology to take the next step in 3D printed composites. With this technique we are able to provide better solutions for our customers. Whenever challenges exist around geometry, mass and strength, we help to achieve the best possible product!

  • Freedom in geometry and size

    Our layer-wise production allows for a greater freedom of shapes.

  • Structural products

    Products are intended for use in structural applications, not just prototypes.

  • Fast turn-around times

    We don’t need a mould to produce, hence production of the final part can start immediately.

  • Cost effective & durable

    We save materials and reduce production costs.

What is FRP3D

FRP3D is our newly developed method of creating high performance composite products, based on innovative 3D-printing technology.

Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP), or composites, are materials well-known for their high strength and stiffness, durability and low mass. They are used extensively in a number of markets like marine, aviation, transport and medical. Current production methods for composites require a mould, which increases their cost and limits their possible shape.

We have build a printer that can produce parts of up to 1 x 0.5 x 0.5m in one go and we are currently working on one that can do 1m3 parts in one print! We can choose to have the produced parts non-reinforced, which will result in product properties comparable to most SLA processes. Or, what we do in most cases, we can reinforce the products to achieve the real high strength and stiffness that composites are known for.

Our FRP3D process does not require an expensive mould hence more efficient products are now possible!

Relative strength and stiffness

Generic tensile strength (blue) and E-modulus (green) values, FDM = 100. This graph shows the enormous gain in strength and stiffness of FRP3D products compared to other 3D printing techniques.

Process steps

Using these four steps we create our unique products.


Preparing the 3D model

Any printed product starts with a 3D design. Generally our customers supply the design file in the format they generate.

We modify the design where required to fit to the parameters of our process.


Optimising print sequence and fibre layout

Fibres are strong and stiff in lengthwise direction, hence the main goal is to orient them as favourable as possible in the final product. Within the FRP3D process we are able to orient fibres in multiple directions and also generate layers as is common in normal composite products. This means that we don’t have weak layer-to-layer problems.


Creating the 3D reinforced product

This is where the actual forming of the product takes place. Using UV light and specially formulated resin systems, we are able to create the required product. The process allows us to use various fibres and resin combinations depending on the product requirements, e.g. glass, aramid, or carbon fibre reinforced composites are all possible.


Finalising the product

Products can be finished in accordance with our customers wishes. This can be as simple as a coating for eastethical purposes or more complex functional additions. Any product that leaves our facility is carefully checked in compliance with our quality procedure.

Want to know more?

Please contact us if you have specific questions or if you just want to know more about our unique technology!

Jasper BouwmeesterOur 3D printing technology for composite parts