Desktop Metal has announced the latest material for its Studio System metal 3D printer: pure copper. This is a significant development for the product line, as it enables the production of unique copper parts using a comparatively low-cost desktop 3D printing system.
As we’ve discussed before , copper represents a significant opportunity in the 3D printing industry for its use as a good conductor of heat and electricity. This has seen the metal become ubiquitous in electronics and highly used for the production of heat exchangers and induction coils. Copper is a unique material in the 3D printing space, as it is difficult to 3D print using the most widespread metal 3D printing technology, powder bed fusion. This is because the material’s high reflectivity, which leads to low energy absorption and, thus, requires higher energy output from the laser or electron beam. This, in turn, can cause splattering and […]
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