Oct 12, 2014

The Bug is a new kind of DIY 3d printer that prints with fiber composites

Sebastian Morales developed a new kind of 3d printer inspired by fiber composites found in nature and named it "The Bug".

The printer uses fiber soaked with UV curable resin and then extruded trough toolhead with UV lights.

Sebastian writes:
"Think of this machine as a very friendly sculpting spider."

Here is the extrusion head solidifying the UV resin:

Prints are still a very rough but the concept works and is under development.

Here is Instructables page with much more details on The Bug:

Also check out Sebastians homepage with many other cool projects :