When to Print with Copper
Copper is notoriously difficult, time consuming, and expensive to fabricate using traditional methods. 3D printing enables you to print geometrically complex copper parts with a simple workflow. Markforged offers pure copper — 99.8% Cu by weight.
- Heat Sinks
- Welding Arms
- Complex Busbars
A global automotive manufacturer uses Markforged Copper to print custom spot welding arms. According to a maintenance manager at the company, “3D printing copper with Markforged is faster and more cost-effective than purchasing complex machined components.” Using a single Metal X System, they are able to cut tooling costs by 6x and lead times by 12x, and mitigate against downtime exposure.