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Bambu Lab Auto Calibration

Simplifying Metal 3D Printing: Bambu Lab’s Flow Dynamics Calibration Revolutionizes Filamet™ Metal 3D Printing The advent of Filamet™, a groundbreaking filament from The Virtual Foundry, has revolutionized the landscape of 3D printing by enabling Pure Metal Printing using Conventional FDM/FFF 3D Printers. However, the process of printing with Filamet™ has traditionally required manual calibration of […]

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Revolutionizing Metal 3D Printing

In the dynamic world of 3D printing, metal fabrication has long been confined to the realm of large-scale industrial operations, with exorbitant costs and intricate processes hindering its widespread adoption. However, The Virtual Foundry has emerged as a transformative force, democratizing metal 3D printing and making it accessible to a vast spectrum of users, from researchers and students to hobbyists and entrepreneurs.

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Intro to FFF Metal 3D Printing

Filament-Based FFF Metal 3D Printing: The Gateway to Affordable Metal Prototyping In the realm of metal 3D printing, filament-based FFF (fused filament fabrication) technology has emerged as a game-changer, offering an accessible and cost-effective solution for creating metal, glass and ceramic parts. Unlike other metal 3D printing methods, such as laser sintering or powder bed

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Academic Research on TVF’s Tech

Academic Papers and other Research Building on The Virtual Foundry’s FFF Metal 3D Printing Technology. The Virtual Foundry’s metal-composite filaments and the methods for processing and sintering them are a truly foundational technology. A foundation that has people all over the world developing new solutions to old problems, and even solutions that had never been

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Sintering Powders: What, Why and When?

Sintering Powders: What, Why and When? [Printable Version Here] Sintering Powders include two groups: Refractory Ballast and Sintering Carbon Refractory Ballast The purpose of Refractory Ballast materials is to support the part shape during debinding and sintering. It also helps the binder leave the print during debinding. Al2O3 is used during debind for Copper and

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Forge Sintering 3D Prints

Forge Sintering Bronze Day 1: I’m in the shop today working on some new ways to sinter parts that have already been debound. We call them ‘brown’ at this stage. I’m working with bronze today. Our normal debind recipe for all of our materials is to: We typically run this cycle over night, Debind one

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Bronze-Age Relic?

Bronze-Age Relic? or, was this pure bronze work of art 3D printed in someones basement just last week? Drumroll Please… It was 3D Printed with less than $3 worth of Filamet™, a bronze 3D printing filament that works with any of the millions of 3d printers that currently print plastic. Combining Filamet™ with the most

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