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Copper 3D printing solution with graphene

Reflective copper uses graphene coating to increase density Metal Tech News – February 17, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:06pm

Graphmatech copper 3D metal printing additive manufacturing Uppsala University

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Adding a bit of graphene, a 2D carbon material that shares many of copper's most desired traits, helps solve many of the challenges associated with 3D printing the red metal.

Researchers at Uppsala University, in collaboration with Swedish graphene materials company Graphmatech, have demonstrated a potential breakthrough in the printability of copper for laser additive manufacturing, significantly lowering the reflectivity challenge of copper powders.

As 3D metal printing has seen a rapid acceptance across a range of industries due to its ability to produce customiz...



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