The Virtual Foundry

The Virtual Foundry has developed filaments and pellets that allow to obtain all-metal parts after sintering, maintaining the natural properties of the metals themselves. The brand also offers various accessories and materials for sintering.

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Pioneers in metal FDM 3D printing

The Virtual Foundry is an American company formed by great experts in the sector of molten metal, who have been constantly working since 2014 to improve and grow their range of filaments and accessories for metal FDM 3D printing. Over the years, TVF has become the ultimate reference in the world of additive manufacturing. The TVF products are designed to solve and simplify problems through innovative metallic materials for FDM 3D printers of any kind.

Rich material offer

One of the main limitations of the FDM/FFF 3D printing technology was that only polymeric materials could be printed and metal additive manufacturing was synonymous limited to the DMLS technology. Then the Virtual Foundry revolutionized the FDM 3D printing world with the Filamet filaments (also available in pellet format) encapsulating materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, copper, bronze, tool steel, pyrex, titanium, tungsten or zirconium silicate in a spool of user-friendly filament. Although it is true that the FDM technology cannot provide fully isotropic and poreless metal parts, there is a wide range of industrial (and non-industrial) applications that do not require these qualities in the final parts.

No debinding required

After years of research and development, The Virtual Foundry has managed to develop filaments that, with just post-processing by sintering, allow to obtain all-metal parts and, most importantly, maintain the natural properties of the metals themselves, be it magnetism, electrical conductivity or radiation shielding. The great innovation of these filaments is that in order to obtain the totally metallic parts it is only necessary to print the part and sinter it in an oven, while similar materials by other manufacturers usually require the intermediary step of debinding (a chemical process to separate the binder polymers from the metal).