A NEW AGE FOR OLD METALS
SP3D a supersonic 3D deposition process enhances old age materials and provides industries with revolutionary manufacturing alternatives. Materials are selected to enable manufacturers to surpass current processes and pave a new way in the 3D printing and traditional casting market.
Copper is a durable metal that has withstood the test of time and remains one of the most useful and most used metals today. In manufacturing copper is prized for its extremely high electrical and thermal conductivity however isn’t readily used in the 3d printing market. The SP3D process has made it possible to utilise copper and print parts for thermal conductivity.
Other varieties of copper alloys that can be printed include brass, bronze, aluminium bronze and copper tungsten.
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Aluminium 6061 is a strong, low weight material with good mechanical properties. It’s printed by depositing powders onto a substrate at supersonic speeds, thus eliminating the melting step.
Aluminium 6061 is an extremely common aluminium grade used in industry today. Typically, very difficult to 3D print, this material is easy an easy from for SP3D.
Other variety of aluminium alloys under development include the 7000 and 5000 series.