Process of Continuous Fiber Reinforcement in Castings Manufactured by Using Additively Manufactured/3D Printed Molds

A process to strengthen and tune castings manufactured by 3D printed molds for load bearing applications through incorporation of long continuous fibers.  The resulting parts show significant increase in bending strength with minimal mass increase.

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Grant Brewer
Senior Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 231-6648
grantb76@vt.edu
Inventors:
Christopher Williams
Nikhil Sudhindrarao Jorapur
Alan Druschitz
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