Taming the Beast Pure Copper 3D Printing

EOS has overcome the challenges of using pure copper in AM, firstly with the creation of its new CuCP pure copper material, which has the highest conductivity rating (100% IACS)

Join us on our Copper Experience Day in Italy to deep dive into 3d printing with copper. EOS experts, customers and partners will share insights and experience of pure copper additive manufacturing with you. Get a peek into the production facilities and meet industry experts. 

Our Copper Experts: Dr.-Ing. Bernd Reinarz and Dipl. Ing. Wolfram Weiskopf
Our Copper Experts: Dr.-Ing. Bernd Reinarz and Dipl. Ing. Wolfram Weiskopf

The process improvements address three core challenges


Thermal management – Due to copper’s high thermal conductivity, it is challenging to achieve a balanced heat management during the printing process. This can lead to overheating in small areas of the part or insufficient melting of larger part areas. EOS has used its depth of experience with pure copper to adapt how its machines’ physical build space and software work together, preventing both problems. 


Part resolution – 3D Printing copper requires a higher energy input than other materials due to its increased reflectivity and conductivity properties. This means the material melt pool can be more than double that of other materials, such as steel. The new EOS process, understands the different material characteristics, and ensures manufacturers can produce high precision components with pure copper. 


Economic efficiency – EOS’ existing and long-proven laser technology, has made it possible to economically produce components, despite the challenges posed by pure copper. In particular, the large working field of the lasers enables customers to simultaneously produce small or large components in its copper system build spaces, which start at 250x250mm up to a current maximum of 450x450mm. 

What Is the Event About? Copper | Xperienceday

This event will explore industrial 3D printing with pure copper covering an overview of market applications, real customer insights as well as a technological deep dive including a sneak peek into the innovation lab of EOS. 

All attendees get a free tour of the local production site. 

Who is it for?

This live event is open and for free to anyone interesting in exploring the capabilities of copper 3d printing, especially design engineers, production heads, technical directors, R'n'D engineers / directors involved in additive manufacturing. 

10:00 Welcome and networking breakfast
10:30 Overview of copper applications in the market
11:00 Customer insights: Add-to-Shape - On the road to serial copper AM
12:00 Lunch-Break
13:00 2nd customer insights: GBZ - Treating Copper: A journey from the base to tomorrow
14:00 Live Factory Tour
14:45 Copper AM - Technology Deep Dive
16:00 End of day

The agenda is preliminary. We reserve the right to make changes.

Your Three Key Take Aways


Hands-on customer insights


Technological expertise


Application ideas


Where? Our location in Italy at 28.6.2023

Via del Commercio 9/11
36065 Mussolente (VI), Italy

If you have any further questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at events@eos.info

Addtoshape Our Partner

Mr. Antonio Rossi
On the road to serial copper additive manufacturing

Addtoshape was founded with the purpose of developing, producing and spreading a new generation of cold crucibles, with the aim of industrializing their production based on pure copper additive manufacturing. To do this, Addtoshape has installed a new 3D printer, specifically commissioned for this purpose.

Dr. Ewald Nelken GmbH & GBZ Our Customer Insights

Mr. Michael van Amern
Advantages of 3D printing in the production of heating coils

Dr. Ewald Nelken GmbH was founded in 1903 as a mining supplier, a team of experts developed for induction heating in industrial applications. Today, in addition to classic steel heating for the forging process, our focus is on engineering and manufacturing for the fields of electromobility and lightweight construction. Came to 3D printing of copper by the need for more complex shapes and stiffer structures.

Mr. Johann Spagl
Treating Copper - A journey from the base to tomorrow

​​​​GBZ was founded in 1950 as Hadres Tool Factory, today a team comprising more than 60 qualified staff and trainees works in a modern factory at the company headquarters in Frankenthal as well as at the Nordhausen plant.
We design, develop and manufacture tools and spare parts for the most diverse applications, for example in the printing industry, for energy suppliers, the automotive industry and its suppliers and the mechanical engineering sector.

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