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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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Getting Started with Filamet™: Tips for Debinding and Sintering Metal Filament

Introduction: 3D printing technology has revolutionized the manufacturing industry, allowing for the creation of complex and intricate designs with ease. The Virtual Foundry, a leading innovator in the field, manufactures Filamet™, a metal, glass, and ceramic 3D printing filament line that enables the production of metal parts using desktop 3D printers. This article aims to …

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Collaboration Agreement with the University of Pécs

The Virtual Foundry and University of Pécs sign Collaboration MOU Stoughton, Wisconsin and Pécs, Hungary: The Virtual Foundry today announced a new partnership with University of Pécs 3D Printing and Visualization Centre. This partnership will establish a long-term cooperation for 3D printing material development.  “We are so pleased to be expanding the global footprint of …

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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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