Collision Free Fiber Placement


Our own developed manufacturing process


Illustration depicting continuous- (top) and short- (bottom) fiber reinforced thermoplastic

Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics explained

What is Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic?

In injection moulding or FFF 3D printing there is often talked about fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

In these processes, the reinforcement is limited to short fibers rather than continuous ones, thereby not fully optimizing the material's inherent properties to their maximum potential.

Instead of employing short composite fibers within a thermoplastic, we craft parts using a continuous strand of fibers, all oriented uniformly in the same direction.

That is the base material for our CFFP Process.

Where to use it?

These materials/filaments find diverse applications, predominantly in additive manufacturing.

Utilizing our CFFP (Collision Free Fiber Placement) Process, we can additive manufacture these continuous fibers, precisely directing fiber alignment based on the load path of the part.



a comparison

Short & Continous Fibers


Short Fiber (FFF)

Continuous Fiber (CFFP)

Fiber Length

up to 0,1 mm


Fiber Content

15 – 30%

 up to 60%

Fiber Orientation

approximately to the print direction

exactly along the print direction

Strength of the printed part

approx. ~ 100 N/mm²

approx. ~ 1.500 N/mm²

Fiber Types

Carbon, Glassfaser, Aramid

Carbon, Glasfaser, Aramid and functional fibers like optical fibers or metal wires

*Values are for guidance only and may vary depending on the final product and customer requirements.


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Philipp Ropele
Managing Director
Expert in 3D printing