Digital Metal®, a Höganäs Group company, announced the addition of pure copper 3D printing material (DM Cu) to its extensive range of material offering for metal binder jetting. Considering the desirability of pure copper in many industries, the company developed this 3D printing material. Pure copper offers excellent thermal and electrical conductivity.
Pure copper can be used in a range of applications like in electronics, heat exchangers, heat sinks and engine parts. Copper 3D printing also offers unprecedented freedom, enabling design for optimal functionality with very few restrictions. Addition, copper is also known for its antibacterial properties.
Digital Metal – Copper 3D Printing
Copper 3D printing on binder jetting systems allows the material to be 99.9% pure copper instead of copper alloys used in laser-based 3D printing systems. This is a key benefit that can attract customers to prefer this DM Cu over its competitors.
Pure Copper, DM Cu, is the latest addition to Digital Metal’s binder jetting system. Other materials in the range are stainless steel 316L and 17-4PH, tool steel DM D2, super alloys DM 625 (equivalent to Inconel 625) and DM 247 (equivalent to MAR M247) and Titanium Ti6Al4V.
Speaking on the material launch, Christian Lönne, CEO at Digital Metal expressed, “Printing with pure copper using Digital Metal’s binder jetting technology is one of the most anticipated material launches ever, and totally new within binder jetting. Copper has been high up on our customers’ wish list and timing is perfect with the demand for copper applications soaring in fast growth areas such as e-mobility and heat conductivity. We have been developing the process for some time internally, but I would really like to emphasize the value of the excellent cooperation with key customers in our fast-growing Digital Metal User Group. It has been a great help and we are now very pleased to deliver a high-quality copper process for Digital Metal binder jetting.”
Digital Metal is constantly working on expanding the material offers in close cooperation with its parent company Höganäs AB, the world’s largest metal powder manufacturer.
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About Digital Metal: Digital Metal is the world’s first company to commercialize state-of-the-art 3D metal printers for the production of small components with advanced geometries. Digital Metal’s proprietary binder jetting technology enables the production of complex objects with superior surface finish, which is not possible with competing technologies. The company is part of the Höganäs Group, the world’s largest producer of metal powders.
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