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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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Printing a Swirly Cone

The Virtual Foundry develops custom materials for additive manufacturing

Until recently, engineers and designers were limited in the materials they could use for additive manufacturing. That’s because the catalogs of the major 3D printer manufacturers tend to focus on the most popular, high-volume materials. These creators now have another option: Custom metal, glass and ceramic materials from The Virtual Foundry, specially formulated to help …

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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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The Virtual Foundry: We’re Changing The Way Work Is Done

Filamet™ is the highest metal content, sinterable FDM filament on the market and allows users to create high quality 100% metal prints. Filamet™ boasts a low cost entry point, unlimited value, and endless possibilities. With Filamet™ it is possible to create objects that were once thought impossible from a desktop printer. At The Virtual Foundry …

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Virtual Foundry: Desktop 3D Metal Printing, Today

The Virtual Foundry, llc. is first to market with an inexpensive system for desktop 3D metal printing. The strategy leverages existing 3D printers and existing metal processing equipment to dramatically reduce the cost of metal 3D printing. The idea is simple, Filamet™ the core product patented by The Virtual Foundry, makes any existing 3D printer …

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Stainless Steel Colossus

The Virtual Foundry’s Alternative to Costly Metal AM Systems: Open, Safe, Priced to Compete

The Virtual Foundry set out to make metal 3D printing realistic for everyone with an FDM printer. The dream comes true with Filamet™, their line of sinterable FDM metal filaments. Open: The Virtual Foundry prides itself on developing these filaments within an open architecture model. Filamet™ delivers in printers from the most humble home versions …

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