FAST process

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

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: 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.