Fiber laser beam sources

Fiber laser beam sources use the doped cores of glass fibers as the laser medium. Fiber lasers belong to the group of solid-state lasers and are often used in material processing.

Fiber orientation

Orientation of the reinforcing fibers in the component. The anisotropic orientation of the fibers in fiber-reinforced plastics means that the mechanical properties of the component depend on the direction of loading.

Fiber-reinforced plastic

Composite of reinforcing fibers (for example glass, carbon or natural fibers) and a plastic matrix, which combines the advantages of both materials and enables lightweight materials with high stiffness and strength.

filament

Filament: coiled plastic thread as material for 3D printing

Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is a 3D printing process in which a component is printed layer by layer from molten plastic.