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3D Printing Metal on the Desktop Marches Rapidly Forward – PR Newswire (press release)

by • August 1, 2016 • No Comments

Motorsport added the thought of 3D printed trophies in 2010 when the Italian architect Antonio Pio Saracino turn it intod prizes for the Sachsenring Moto GP and Formula One racings Grand Prix in Hungary. But unlike the Filamet™ trophy, these trophies were turn it intod via the many expensive type of 3D printing device, SLS, which frequently cost around $1 Million. Furthermore, the SLS 3D printed trophies were separately lacquered, or painted, with gold, silver or bronze. The new material sold by The Virtual Foundry need no such treatment. Kent State University (KSU) must be fairly impressed with The Virtual Foundry’s materials for the reason this particular trophy is held in incredibly high regard and carries the name of a KSU icon. Named after one of the university’s sporting heroes, Jack Rittichier, this 3D printed trophy is destined for the football teams Most Valued Player (MVP).
The Virtual Foundry wears their Maker credentials proudly. The Maker ethos inspired founder Bradley Woods to not just turn it into Filamet™, but along with partner Glenn Prescott, in addition turn it into the production system and many of the machines which turn it into it. “It’s all regulated by a variety of Arduino’s and PICs,” says Mr. Woods. He continues, “By now we’ve replaced a few of our equipment with industrial grade gear, but at one point all of our system equipment was home-built.”
Producing the Jack Rittichier KSU MVP trophy is another step along the way for The Virtual Foundry in delivering 3D metal to a wider audience.
Media contact:
Bradley Woods
The Virtual Foundry, llc.
To view the original design on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/3d-printing-metal-on-the-desktop-marches-rapidly-forward-300307589.html
SOURCE The Virtual Foundry, llc.
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