Anisoprint’s basalt fiber composite is available for use with its Composer continuous-fiber 3D printer. The material is said to be 15 times stronger than plastic, five times lighter than steel and 1.5 times stronger and lighter than aluminum. Anisoprint (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg), a manufacturer of continuous [...]
Made of Mars is learning to build with the materials found on Mars. Specifically basalt rock fibers that can be woven into fabrics. Made of Mars is developing the techniques to work the basalt fabrics into products needed for a future on Mars. Quote: Building [...]
As shown at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, students Anja Zachau and Jakob Kukula explored new applications for heat resistant basalt fiber. Turning the basalt fabric into heat protective clothing.
A video showing comparison of a typical fiberglass layup to an equivalent basalt layup. Person stabs a screwdriver through the fiberglass with ease but barely makes a dent in the basalt panel. Very impressive folks “the proof is in the pudding” as they say.
Here we go! This promises to be the banner year for basalt reinforcement products we have been working towards as more interest and more studies about basalt come in regularly. The results of much testing have proven the superior properties of basalt fibers for those [...]