Digital Metal, Höganäs’ 3D printing business, has launched a pure copper metal powder suitable for used in its metal binder jetting additive manufacturing (AM) machines.

According to the company, the thermal and electrical conductivity properties of pure copper make it suitable for a wide range of applications such as electronics, heat exchangers, heat sinks and engine parts. Copper is also recognized for its antibacterial properties.

‘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,’ said Christian Lönne, CEO at Digital Metal. 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.’

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