ZF North America 3D Prints Metal Parts Using Copper Filament
Can you 3D print metal?
Yes, using our open architecture 3D printing solutions you can produce metal parts. This part is printed with our Copper Filament Filamet™. This video was provided to us by ZF North America. The 3D printed copper metal part was designed by their team and printed onsite, it will be used for automotive transmission development.
3D Metal Printing Information and Recommendations
Wondering what you will need to start metal printing using a desktop 3D printer?
You have found the right place! The Virtual Foundry offers Full cycle solutions that include debinding and sintering equipment.
Is it possible to 3D print pure metal with a 3D Printer?
Yes, using metal filaments to print parts in-house is possible with our patented metal filaments.
What is the biggest strength of working with TVF and metal 3D printing?
At The Virtual Foundry our purpose is to solve and simplify problems through innovative 3D printing materials. Our focus is to build key partnerships with businesses and people who understand that our 3D Metal Printing materials expand the value of their products.
Since metal 3D printing is still a newer solution for a range of industries we partner with all of our customers to help them create metal parts that exceed expectations.
DESKTOP PRINTERS FOR METAL 3D PRINTING
3D METAL PRINTING FILAMENTS
**The 3D Printer resources and links listed are only suggested as sources for further exploration. They do not necessarily imply endorsement by the Virtual Foundry,LLC.**
Use our Metal Filaments in Fused Filament Fabrication Printers and Create Pure Metal Parts
We create and sell materials for metal 3D printing including metal filaments, custom metal filaments, special order filaments, and sintering furnaces. Our solutions for 3D printing metal are safe and cost effective.
Our materials change the way work is done throughout a range of industries and educational institutions.
What is The Virtual Foundry (TVF)?
We created this company to expand the use of 3D Printers that were designed to print plastic parts. Our Patented metal filaments expand additive manufacturing applications, while lowering costs. Not only do they expand applications, they can also be used in virtually any 3D printer. 3D print parts using our metal filaments to create pure metal 3D prints with common, off-the-shelf FDM unmodified printers.
What metal alloys can be purchased and are available as metal filaments?
We currently have over 30 special request custom metal filament solutions. Our online store sells 5 metal filaments including aluminum filament, bronze filament, carbon iron filament, copper filament, and stainless steel 316L filament. We also sell 3 metal pellet options, 3D printer nozzles, 4 sintering refractory ballast solutions, and high capacity sintering furnaces.
What is the benefit to your 3D metal printing filaments and materials?
Advantages of 3D printing with metal filaments allow for fabrication of shapes and 3D printing with more than one metal at a time. It isn’t possible to cast two metals at the same time [in a foundry].
Other benefits of 3D metal printing include a safer solution than SLS as no chemicals are used in the FFF printing process and lower cost.
Metal Filaments for 3D Printing
We offer Complete Metal 3D Printing Solutions for Individuals & Organizations
What is the best 3D metal filament to eliminate tooling and machining costs?
TVF metal filaments are great for short run manufacturing, prototyping, and one-off metal part needs. The Virtual Foundry metal filaments enable any Fused Deposition Modeling or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printer to produce metal objects at a fraction of the cost.
The need to move ideas ever more quickly through systems (fail fast) and always with an eye toward economy (fail cheap) leads to a necessity for easy metal parts. The use of metal filaments in FFF desktop and large-scale printers offers advantages that other, more established applications just can't match. Safety, cost and ease-of-entry are all important considerations when deciding which technology to pursue.
Once these 3D printed objects are fired in a sintering furnace or high capacity kiln, the result is 100% pure metal.
OUR METAL FILAMENTS OFFER APPLICATIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES.
Organizations that use our materials include NASA, ZF North America, Mitsubishi, Colleges and Universities throughout the world including The University of Wisconsin. Industries that use our 3D printing solutions include: 3D Printer Manufacturers
Biomedical Innovators • Jet Engine Technology • Radiation Shielding • Space Exploration • Nuclear Power
Special Effects • Educators • Fashion Design • Dental • Artists • Oil Refineries • Automotive/Motors