3D printing with pure Copper

3D-print parts with pure copper, this alloy containing 99% copper or 100% pure and unalloyed copper.

About pure Copper

A newly developed 3D printing process has made it possible to print with alloy containing  99% copper or even 100% pure unalloyed copper. Copper has always been a popular material for its great thermal and electrical conductivity. The pure copper alloy has even a better thermal and electrical conductivity. It consists of 100% IACS with a density of 8.9 g/cm³. Attaining a quality and efficiency higher than achieved by conventional alloys processed in 3D printing since reduced copper content also means lower conductivity.

Common applications for pure copper parts are heat exchangers, Inductors and Cryogenic applications.


✦ High thermal and conductivity properties

✦ 100% IACS

✦ High freedom of design

✦ High resolution


✧ Fast oxidation which means greenish on the part

✧ Fast corrosion

common applications for pure copper

– Inductors

– Heat exchangers


Available technologies on our copper 3d print service


Direct Metal Laser Sintering produces high-end metal parts free of residual stress and internal defects.


Selective laser melting utilizes high power-density laser to fully melt and fuse metallic powders to produce near net-shape parts with near full density

characteristics of 3d printing with 100% pure copper


Layer Height

30-150 μm















general technical data for 3d printing in copper


8.9 g/cm3

Electrical conductivity:

up to 58 MS/m

Thermal conductivity:

 400 ± 15 W/(m*K)

Tensile strength

 220 ± 10 MPa

* These values are meant to give a general idea of the material. Actual values may vary according to chosen material brand, 3D print service and build condition. Please refer to the Beamler online quoting platform for actual technical data of each material brand. 

3D Printing with Copper

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