Field-assisted sintering is also known as Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS). In this process, metallic powder is heated by means of an electric current while a pressure compresses the sample.
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.
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.
An FRP is a material consisting of reinforcing fibers and a plastic matrix, e.g. with a resin.
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: coiled plastic thread as material for 3D printing
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is a 3D printing process in which a component is printed layer by layer from molten plastic.