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The Virtual Foundry introduces tool steel filament for FFF 3D printing

The US company The Virtual Foundry has developed M300 Tool Steel Filamet, a new material for additive manufacturing. The filament based on maraging steel enables the processing of particularly resilient tool steel in the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process.

Maraging steels are characterized by exceptional strength combined with high toughness. The low carbon content also ensures excellent formability of the new filament. According to the manufacturer, M300 Tool Steel is just as easy to print as conventional PLA.

To achieve optimum printing results, The Virtual Foundry recommends special 0.6mm hardened steel nozzles and a printing temperature of 210°C. The integrated print profiles ensure compatibility with market-leading 3D printers such as Creality, Bambu or Ultimaker.

The filament is initially available in limited starter kits of 250 and 500 grams respectively. In the long term, the company wants to enable rapid tooling applications for metallic components. The Virtual Foundry specializes in material innovations for additive manufacturing. The US company has already launched other high-tech materials such as lead for radiation shielding and aluminum for lightweight construction.

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