Copper & Copper alloy Powders
Thermal and electrical conductivity as well as tribological properties of copper metals are very important for many different applications of automotive, aerospace, energy & power plants, industry, medical technology and consumer goods. Different youngest developments in Additive Manufacturing e.g. by using green laser power meanwhile enable the effectively processing of Copper & Copper alloy powders for future demands.
Typical AM products include contact materials, thermal management components, arts and consumer goods.
The spherical grain shape of atomized metal powders is an important characteristic for their optimal processability in additive manufacturing.
Possible AM processes are all techniques of Powder Bed Fusion (Laser Beam, Electron Beam, Binder Jetting) as well as the three dimensional free techniques of Powder Laser Deposition, Coldspray and Friction Welding.