Research Papers and Other References
Much of the progress made in applications for this technology is developed by, or in partnership with our dedicated partner innovators. The following Research Papers and other References come from a variety of sources.
Whenever possible we ask that this information be made available to the general community. The Virtual Foundry will curate and share this growing list of scholarly articles, use-cases and general research whenever possible.
If you have material to contribute or would like to curate information for a specific industry or application, your participation is greatly appreciated. You can contact The curator of this library directly here: [email protected]
Together we’ll take #FFFmetal to the next level.
May 2022 – Halmstad University
Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Polylactic Acid /Tin Bronze Tensile Strength Bars Additive Manufactured by Fused Deposition Modelling by Senad Dizdar and Amogh Vedantha Krishna
August 2021 – Politehnica University
Characteristics of 3D Printable Bronze PLA-Based Filament Composites for Gaskets by Marcela Sava
September 2020 – Tennessee Tech and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Preliminary Investigation into Metal-Material Extrusion by Shane Terry
December 2018 – Purdue University
Sintering And Characterizations Of 3D Printed Bronze Metal Filament by Oyedotun Isaac Ayeni
August 2018 – University of California – Los Angeles
Thermal Conductivity of Sintered Copper Samples Prepared using 3D Printing-Compatible Polymer Composite Filaments by Navid Dehdari Ebrahimi
Fused Filament Fabrication of Ceramic Components for Home Use
Interesting discussion about FFF Ceramics for home us.
Compare & Contrast FFF Metal
Explore the different offerings available in FFF Metal. The linked graphic shows a side by side comparison of Desktop Metal, Markforged, BASF and The Virtual Foundry. Watch the full webinar here.
Compare & Contrast: Ultrafuse and Filamet™
A side by side look at Ultrafuse by BASF and Filamet™ by The Virtual Foundry.
3D Metal Printing for Preppers
This article is pretty interesting. A concept we hadn’t thought of before we read it.
Additive Report article
This is a magazine article outlining the origins of Filamet™ and its uses.
The Virtual Foundry Developing Custom 3D Printing Material by 3dprint.com
You’ll find our section a little less than half way down in the article.
Congressional Research Service
This paper was published by a research service providing information to Congress. It isn’t about The Virtual Foundry, but it cites us as a reference at numerous points.
Game Changer Blog Part 1, Game Changer Blog Part 2
An interesting paper written by an enthusiastic early adopter. Chris joined us during the Kickstarter phase of our project. In this in-depth blog post he provides a case-study of using Filamet™ to further personal production and metal manufacturing.
July 2019 – The Authority On Construction In Space
The Texas A&M Department of Construction Science is laying the groundwork to become the leading research hub for construction projects on the Moon and Mars.
March 2017 – Argonne National Laboratory
Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program Activities
METAL FILAMENT 3D PRINTING OF SS316L-FOCUSING ON THE PRINTING PROCESS
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF PRODUCING MULTI-METAL PARTS BY FUSED FILAMENT FABRICATION (FFF) TECHNIQUE
DESKTOP 3D METAL PRINTING, TODAY
THE VIRTUAL FOUNDRY’S ALTERNATIVE
TO COSTLY METAL AM SYSTEMS: OPEN, SAFE, PRICED TO COMPETE
AFFORDABLE METAL 3D PRINTING
The Virtual Foundry is first to market with an affordable metal 3d printing system that dramatically reduces the entry cost of Metal 3D Printing. Filamet™ from The Virtual Foundry makes any existing 3d printer a Metal 3D Printer. The Virtual Foundry provides a full cycle solution that includes debinding and sintering equipment letting anyone 3d Print pure metal parts in-house for prototyping and short-run manufacturing.
Filamet™ in the Field
PARTNERSHIP WITH LEDWELL PLASTICS
Ledwell Plastics: How does Filamet™ fit in to plastic injection molding?
RESEARCH RELEVANT TO, BUT NOT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE VIRTUAL FOUNDRY.
This collection of documents contains information that will be help in making progress with Metal 3D Printing in general. It may relate to Printing Techniques, Sintering Techniques or Post processing.