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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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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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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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