Virtual Foundry releases H13 tool steel filament

April 11, 2023

The Virtual Foundry has released H13 Tool Steel Filamet for Fused Filament Fabrication (Courtesy the Virtual Foundry)
The Virtual Foundry has released H13 Tool Steel Filamet for Fused Filament Fabrication (Courtesy the Virtual Foundry)

The Virtual Foundry, LLC, Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA, has announced the launch of its H13 Tool Steel Filament, a high-speed steel for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Material Extrusion (MEX) Additive Manufacturing. The filament is reported to be compatible with all common FFF Additive Manufacturing machines.

H13 Tool Steel is a hot work tool steel, commonly used in tooling, cutting, die casting, forging, and extrusion applications, known for its high toughness and wear resistance, with strength and hardness at high temperatures. H13 Tool Steel Filamet is based on The Virtual Foundry’s patented technology that allows users to additively manufacture complex parts with intricate detail using off-the-shelf Additive Manufacturing machines.

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Its ease of use is intended to make it accessible to engineers, designers, and manufacturers and even makers and hobbyists. After the initial build, parts are processed into pure metal using standard sintering furnaces, which are also available via The Virtual Foundry.

“We’re excited to introduce another very practical FFF/bound metal 3D printing filament to the market. This is the fourteenth sinterable material available in our online store,” stated Bradley Woods, founder/CEO of The Virtual Foundry. “3D printing technology has revolutionised the way we design and manufacture products, and The Virtual Foundry has revolutionised the accessibility of these materials.”

“With the introduction of 3D printable Tool Steel, we’re taking this revolution to the next level,” he continued. “Now, anyone can create previously impossible Tool Steel parts using common 3D printers. With the convenience of 3D printing fully in-house and no need to send out for processing, this is a significant advancement on many levels. We couldn’t be more proud to be at the forefront of this innovation.”

H13 Tool Steel Filamet is now available for purchase via The Virtual Foundry’s site.

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