copper

Researchers Use Single Mode 1 kW Fiber Laser to 3D Print Pure Copper Powder

As of right now, selective laser melting (SLM. DMLS, Powder Bed Fusion) is suitable mainly for 3D printing copper alloys. But it would be better to print pure copper (Cu),…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 15, 2018

We’re covering news from the medical and automotive worlds in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with a few other stories to get you into the weekend. In Taiwan, ITRI…

Washington State Researchers Simplify Multi Material 3D Printing

Multimaterial 3D printing has become slightly more common recently, but it’s still complicated and difficult, especially in industrial 3D printing. Single material 3D printing is still much more common, but…

Desktop Metal is “Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology” as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you…

Temple Roofs in India Receiving a 3D Printed Copper Makeover

While plastics like PLA and ABS will always have a major place in the 3D printing world, metal has obviously been receiving a lot of attention in recent years, as…

ZYYX CEO Details Upcoming Sub-€10K Benchtop Metal 3D Printing Solution

Last week at TCT Asia, Sweden-based ZYYX went public with a concept it’s been working on quietly for some time now: a metal 3D printing system. While, as with recent…

LightSPEE3D Speeds Up Metal 3D Printing by 100 to 1,000 Times

SPEE3D, a 3D printing startup company from Melbourne, Australia, recently announced the global launch of its industrial metal 3D printer they’re calling the LightSPEE3D. It’s the world’s first metal 3D…

NASA Uses Hybrid Process to 3D Print Rocket Engine Igniter From Two Different Metals

Whenever NASA comes up, it’s a pretty good bet that something exciting is happening. The space agency has been doing some amazing work with 3D printing, including building an entirely…

3D Printing for Fire Sprinkler Pipe Design Issues

3D printing may provide a practical solution to a common fire sprinkler installation issue. Pipe installation in tight spaces in walls and ceilings often requires creative pipe design.Traditionally, water piping…

Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 6, 2017

In the first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs this week, we’ve got news on consumers’ views about 3D printing, 3D software updates and 3D printers, 3D printing materials, and…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic….

The 3D Printing Materials Market is Expected to Expand Significantly in the Next Four Years

Conventional wisdom would suggest that the 3D printing materials market is going to be directly tied to the 3D printing hardware market. As the rate of 3D printers sold every…

There is More to i.materialise’s New Copper Material than 3D Printed Pennies

Copper has been in use for well over 10,000 years and it is one of the earliest metals that humanity used to create tools, art and jewelry. While other metals…

Virginia Tech Creates a Binder Jetting 3D Printer That Fabricates Complex Copper Parts

Copper is a material that is used extensively throughout many major industries. Whether it is the construction industry, the manufacturing of machinery and electronic components, or even for household items…

Making 3D Printed Paper Look Like Aged Copper with Mcor

Alex Lorenzo is the CEO of ALLAXIS 3D Printers, and he’s bit of a guru in the field of computer aided design as over the past 25 years he’s taught…

Kickstarter: Orbit 1 Tabletop Electroplating Device Goes for the Gold in 3D Printing

  It’s a rare individual not drawn to the rich allure of gold. Our need and constant quest for the treasured metal has manifested itself in nearly every part of…

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Uses 3D Printing to Produce Parts for Microwave Launchers

As part of his daily work as a scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Bob Ellis sometimes fields calls from organizations like the Korea Supercomputing Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR)…

3T RPD Introduces New Copper and Flame Retardant 3D Printing Materials

The area of the TCT Show earlier this month, occupied by 3T RPD, was the source of much interest as it showcased several new materials for 3D printing that were being…