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Liquid Phase Sintering

Since the beginning of The Virtual Foundry, I’ve been experimenting with nearly every variation, adaptation and enhancement for the most common methods of sintering for 3D Metal prints. One that we have not yet perfected but shows tremendous promise is Liquid Phase Sintering. This technique provides a method of producing a part of very low …

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Make48 Kickoff

Make48 at Fab-Lab Stoughton

I just got back from a remarkable spectacle, Make48 at Fab-Lab Stoughton. -Sponsord by Trek (and Trek went all in!) Make48 at Fab-Lab Stoughton – Here’s the description from the Make48 website: Make48 is a nationwide, invention-competition docuseries that gives teams a challenge at the start of a two-day event. With just 48 hours, teams …

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New plasma atomization reactor enables The Virtual Foundry to expand its range of exotic metals

As part of The Virtual Foundry’s continuing efforts to help its customers develop unique materials with exceptional physical properties for additive manufacturing, the advanced material science company has acquired a plasma atomization reactor. This device uses plasma to melt and atomize metal, creating small, uniform, dense and spherical metal powders that are ideal for additive …

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The Virtual Foundry Awarded Patent for its FDM/FFF Metal 3D Printing System

The Virtual Foundry recently won a patent for its proprietary process for extruding metal, glass or ceramic powder with a thermoplastic binder into continuous filament suitable for use in fused filament 3D printers. Once an object is printed using this hybrid material, it is sintered to remove the plastic binder. This process produces an object …

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Copper Filamet™ material profile on the Ultimaker Cura Marketplace

Copper Filamet™ Profile Added to the Cura Marketplace

A printer profile for our Copper Filamet™ was recently approved to appear in the Cura Marketplace, which makes it available to millions of users of Ultimaker 3D printers worldwide. This material is the first of its kind to be published in this well-respected directory. Cura is the world’s most popular 3D printing software. It converts …

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