- • 3D printing composites with high volume fraction continuous basalt fiber have been successfully prepared by FDM method.
- • The experimental results of Young’s modulus were well supported by ROM, but the tensile strength didn’t exactly match ROM.
- • High volume fraction CBF can bring about an obvious mechanical enhancement of the specimens.
- • The G printing direction is the most favorable for the enhancement of flexural stress than other printing direction.
Continuous basalt fiber (CBF) is an outstanding inorganic fiber produced from nature, which has a wide range of applications in the field of armor protection of national defense military. However, the mechanical response and failure mechanism of 3D printed CBF reinforced components are still not well understood.