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Introducing Filamet™ the only FFF Metal 3D Printing Technology that gives everyone the power to 3D Print and Sinter metal, ceramics and glass with simple equipment that everyone can afford!
Affordable Metal 3D Printing Technology for All
Common Printer + Common Kiln = Pure Metal 3D Printing at Home!
Affordable and Easy to Use, Here’s How it Works:
Print in Common FFF 3D Printers
The Virtual Foundry’s Filamet™ metal, glass and ceramic FFF 3D Printing filaments combine metal (or glass or ceramic) powder with a Polylactic Acid (PLA) binder to enable a printing process familiar to PLA users, in printers made for plastics.
Debind in a Common Kiln
After printing, the part is placed in a kiln like those found in schools and heat-treatment facilities and countless other environments, this removes the binder leaving behind a porous metal structure.
Sinter in the Same Kiln
The print is then raised to a higher temperature, causing the particles to fuse together and form a metal, glass or ceramic part. This phase of the process densifies the material, resulting in a final part that is dense and strong.
YES! You can 3D print pure metal parts with a kiln and a 3D printer from companies like Prusa, Ultimaker, Lulzbot, Creality, etc.! If your printer can print PLA filament, it can also print Pure Metal with Filamet™.
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What’s on Your Material Wish List?
The Virtual Foundry Can Make It.
The Virtual Foundry has provided this service to organizations like National Labs, NASA and a variety of public and private research organizations. We’ve made Filamet™ with everything from high-tech Thermoelectric materials like doped Molybdenum Telluride and custom 3D printable piezoelectric materials, etc. All the way to the other end of the spectrum with simplistic materials like foundry sand for 3D printable casting cores and components.