In the table below, you will find a quick comparison of some Markforged Composite Materals for high performance printing.
|Carbon Fiber||Fiberglass||HSHT Fiberglass||Kevlar®|
|Properties||High strength-to-weight ratio, stiff||Sturdy, cost-effective||Sturdy, high heat deflection||Tough, impact-resistant|
|Ideal Load Type||Constant loading||Intermittent loading||Constant loading at high temperatures||Impact loading|
|Failure Behavior||Stiff until fracture||Bends until fracture||High energy-absorption until fracture||Bends until deformation|
|Characteristics and Advantages||Metal stiffness and lightweight strength||Economical starting point, general-use fiber||Keeps strength at high temperatures||High deflection and impact resistance|