Desktop Metal? has developed new copper material for use in its Studio System 3D printer, which is suitable for low volume production.

According to the company, the material used pure copper, and ulike laser-based processes, which often print chromium zirconium copper, the Studio System’s proprietary bound metal deposition process can print pure copper.

‘Known for its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, copper is a highly desired material for a variety of industries and applications, such as heat exchangers and electrical components for heavy industries to consumer products,’ said Jonah Myerberg, CTO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. ‘Whether for heat sinks, electrical motor and power grid components, or resistance welding electrodes, 3D printed copper on the Studio System is an ideal choice for manufacturing parts featuring complex geometries.’

This story uses material from Desktop Metal, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.