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  • Metallic 

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    Obtaining total metal parts using FDM 3D printing technology is now possible thanks to The Virtual Foundry metal filaments. The printing process can be carried out with any 3D FDM printer and through a sintering process in an industrial oven, the resulting piece of metal is obtained.

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      With 82 % metal, all metal parts with the properties of 316L stainless steel are achieved. With 82 % metal, all metal parts with the properties of 316L stainless steel are achieved.

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      With 87 % bronze, all metal parts can be obtained and with the advantages of bronze alloy. With 87 % bronze, all metal parts can be obtained and with the advantages of bronze alloy.

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      With 89 % metal, metal parts with copper properties (radiation protection) are achieved. With 89 % metal, metal parts with copper properties (radiation protection) are achieved.

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      With 82 % metal, total metal parts with the properties of 6061 aluminum are achieved. With 82 % metal, total metal parts with the properties of 6061 aluminum are achieved.

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      With 79 % metal, ideal for strong parts and as a core of electromagnets. With 79 % metal, ideal for strong parts and as a core of electromagnets.

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      With 95% metal, radiation shielding parts are obtained without the need to be sintered. With 95% metal, radiation shielding parts are obtained without the need to be sintered.

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    Metallic filaments for 3D printing

    Most metallic filaments that are currently known in the 3D printing market have a minimum percentage of metal (such as Proto-Pasta filaments, where the metal percentage of 15-20% compared to 80% of PLA) and are oriented to purely decorative applications. The Filamet™ filaments of The Virtual Foundry are mostly made of metal (80-90%), which allows to obtain (after a sintering process) purely metallic pieces while maintaining the natural properties of the metal itself.

    Metal parts with any type of 3D FDM printer

    The great advantage of Filamet™ metal filaments is that they have a binder (PLA) in a proportion of around 10%, depending on the filament, which allows for a printing facility similar to normal PLA. Therefore, any 3D FDM printer can obtain metal parts, without the need for industrial 3D printers.

    The pieces obtained have similar properties to those possible with DMLS technology, with certain limitations. Due to the need to sinter the printed pieces with this filament, where the PLA is removed, the pieces have porosity, loss of volume and anisotropy. DMLS 3D printers manage to print totally solid parts (similar to casting) with great detail, layer heights of 0.02 mm and no need for post-processing. In contrast, Filamet™ 3D FDM printing has an advantage in terms of a significantly lower cost of material, manufacturing and the equipment itself. For this reason, 3D metal printing with The Virtual Foundry filaments brings great potential in numerous applications where isotropy and porosity are not relevant factors, or where DMLS costs make the metallic application unfeasible.