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3D Printing News Briefs, August 28, 2021: Events, Research, & More

We’re starting off with event and business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as formnext has a couple of event announcements and Anisoprint launched a new production facility in…

The Virtual Foundry Launches Bound Metal 3D Printing Lab

As a developer of bound metal 3D printing filament, The Virtual Foundry is, in this author’s opinion, one of the more overlooked companies in the 3D printing industry. Now, the…

3D Printing for Preppers: The Virtual Foundry’s Metal 3D Printing Filament

Foreshadowing the expansion of bound metal printing by several years, Bradley Woods developed the idea of metal 3D printing filaments in 2014 when he obtained his first 3D printer kit….

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3D Printing for Preppers: Copper 3D Printing Filament

While disaster has not yet befallen my humble family, there is no shortage of emergencies globally and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how useful even desktop 3D printing can…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 27, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, it’s all about new machines and materials. Wicked Engineering launched an updated version of its CUREbox, and Makeblock is introducing a new 3D printer…

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

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 Source 3D Printing in the Spotlight at MRRF 2018: Community, 3D Printers, Championships

To say that open source is a major part of 3D printing would be an understatement in the extreme; indeed, to many, the open source RepRap Project is the most…

This Year’s Kent State University MVP Will Be Presented with a Bronze Trophy 3D Printed with Filamet

I know many graduates of Kent State University, as several of my friends and family members have attended over the years, but one of the school’s most famous graduates is Coast…

The Virtual Foundry Releases Filamet 3D Printing Filament That Turns FDM 3D Printers into Metal 3D Printers

More industries than ever before are purchasing metal 3D printers and using them to manufacture high-quality prototypes, test parts and end-run parts with geometries that could only be manufactured using a…

The Virtual Foundry Launches Filamet, Metal Composite ABS and PLA 3D Printer Filaments

As we have stated time and time again, and recently backed up by a research report presented by SmarTech, the materials portion of the 3D printing industry is just as…