March 3, 2018 - Stoughton Courier Hub: Stoughton's The Virtual Foundry offers novel 3D printing approach
By Scott De Laruelle

February 28, 2018 - The Norse Star: Founded in Stoughton
By Ian Bormett

October 31, 2017 - Madison Magazine: Stoughton startup uses 3D technology to create ‘pure metal output' 
The founder able to create metal structures
Brennan Nardi

Chris Kohlhepp writes about his experience with printing and sintering with Filamet™.
"...the combined cost for all devices in the pipeline is south of $3000. This means well over 30-150 such production pipelines could be built before we approach the cost of one metal 3D printer. This is the kind of game changer that can take a technology from being used primarily for prototyping to being used primarily for production."
Full 3D Metal (Jacket) Printing @HOME
Sintering of 3D Printed Metal @HOME

August 20, 2017 - Wisconsin State Journal: A Stoughton entrepreneur has found a way to print metal without a million dollar 3D printer


2018 Midwest RepRap Festival

March 23-25, 2018: The Virtual Foundry will be displaying at the Midwest RepRap Festival in Goshen Indiana, USA. This Festival is the largest gathering of 3D printer enthusiasts in the world. Visit us and see Filamet™ in action, along with some new products!

Filamet™ in the Field...

January 31, 2018: Can 3D printed metal impact the plastic injection molding industry? The Virtual Foundry and Ledwell Plastics are working together to find out.

Benn Simms of Ledwell Plastics writes, "After finding an article on The Virtual Foundry's Filamet™ I immediately saw the potential for this exciting product and wanted to be involved. After contacting Tricia and Brad I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work with them and explore the possibilities for this product in the injection moulding industry....Injection mould tooling is a very expensive and time consuming process. This has the potential to massively de skill it for minimum outlay and hugely improve production times."

Simms is currently printing with Copper Filamet™ and learning the sintering process. He'll move on to Stainless Steel 316L Filamet™ next and begin making shapes to fit into the molding process.

Tooling is just one option, though. Simms also has Filamet™ pegged for printing spark erosion electrodes. Simply print any size or shape electrode needed. No expensive equipment is necessary since Filamet™ works on any FDM 3D printer.

But wait, there's more! What if Filamet™ pellets could be used in standard plastic injection molding machines to create metal objects? Stay tuned!

Maker Faire Milwaukee

September 24, 2017: The Virtual Foundry is very pleased to have been awarded a Maker of Merit blue ribbon at Maker Faire Milwaukee for our Filamet™!

It was great to see so many people interested in and learning about our 90+% metal content 3D printing filaments!



Filamet™: Metal 3D Printing Filament



Print, Sinter, Polish, 100% Metal!

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Custom Filamet™ Development


Want to print using metal unique to your industry? We can do that!

Contact us and we'll talk about your application, your requirements, and our solutions.

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Prototyping & Small Batch Manufacturing


No machining or tooling required.

Filamet™ is the only product on the market today that produces a 90+% metal print on a normal desktop 3D printer. It's that simple. Filamet™ prints with the same print settings as standard PLA filament. If your printer will run PLA, it will run Filamet™.

Created by The Virtual Foundry using at least 90% metal content, the finished print can be kiln fired to leave a 100% metal item.

I just wanted to write a quick email to tell you how much I am enjoying your product. I found the copper based filament I got from you to be so easy to use and without issue from the very first print I tried. I was initially worried that it would be hard to get good results or difficult to print correctly. Nothing could be further from the truth, it prints easy and smoothly on my Prusa i3 mk2 without any funny setup issues or special problems I have experienced with other specialty filaments.

Thanks again, very satisfied.
— Gordon Novak