AbstractA method for producing microporous objects with fiber, wire or foil core with periodic welding of nodes by movement of the substrate and the making of a porous mat. Microporous objects are created by deposition of small dimension of solid from liquid streams undergoing solidification with the simultaneous welding of the streams at various nodal locations concurrently during the deposition process. Bulk porous material objects are created containing open spaces within the microstructure. Inserts can be added to create internal geometries. Variations in pore density from near-zero to about 95% with gradient densities can be created. Screens can be used for forming column-like supports within the microporous object. Holes can be punched in the fiber core to create desired properties of denser regions and to limit the thermal expansion of the mat in a single direction. The initial heat contact of the liquid metal is used to create the shape of the deposited segments as well as to remelt immediately deposited solid for in-situ welding. No additional heat source is employed to weld and create the network structure.