Brad Woods, Inventor
Brad's life-long fondness for metallurgy and background in software engineering spurred a quest to study various methods of fabricating metal. It started in electrodepostion and shifted more to powdered metallurgy shortly after. The next logical step brought him to 3D printing. After printing his first object in plastic, the need for a metal solution became very clear and The Virtual Foundry was born.
In his search for printable metal, Brad knew that an important aspect of creating this tool would be wide usability. Developing what would become an open architecture solution led to the creation of Filamet™, a sinterable, high metal-content 3D printing filament that can be used in any Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer.
His love for this work continues with the constant development of new materials and the ongoing research for other methods of metal fabrication.
"This point in history sets the stage for the future of metal 3D printing, and the technologies developed by The Virtual Foundry are becoming the standards." ~Woods