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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UNR Aerospace Club

The University of Nevada, Reno Aerospace Club is using FFF Metal by The Virtual Foundry to build a solid rocket motor. Once successful, the club will then evaluate a potential liquid engine with internal channeling to take full advantage of additive metal manufacturing. Project leads Chris Zinser and Justin Powell outlined their project to make

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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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Printing Filamet™ with Ultimaker: Tips and Setup

Imagine combining the versatility of PLA with the strength and allure of metal, glass, or ceramic. Filamet™ 3D printing materials are ingeniously crafted, infusing regular PLA with metal, glass, or ceramic powder. Since the metal powder is held together with PLA, these filaments print just like PLA. Sweet! In general, you’ll select the generic PLA

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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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How Much Sintering Refractory Ballast Do You Need?

Introduction Sintering refractory ballast plays a crucial role in the debinding and sintering process of parts. When you are purchasing supplies for debinding and sintering parts made with Filamet™, it is essential to determine the right amount of ballast needed. In this article, we will explore the factors involved in calculating the required quantity of

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