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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.

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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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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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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Design for Additive Manufacturing with Filamet™

Each metal additive manufacturing process has its own set of guidelines for ideal part size and shape – Design for Additive Manufacturing – and Filamet™ is no different. While the open-architecture process that Filamet™ allows gives you unlimited options, there are some parameters that, if followed, will make it easier for you to get the …

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