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3D printing copper: Big plans that are very cool

30 June 2021

Californian company Holo recently launched its PureForm platform, which is set to produce high-resolution components from pure copper. Soon enough, thousands of components per month will be manufactured on this platform at Holo's newly opened 1,900 m2 [20,500 sq ft] production facility in the Bay Area.

Image: Holo
Image: Holo

The young company is focusing on selling 3D-printed components, not 3D printers themselves, and thus lowering the barriers to adoption in this technological field.

By using pure copper, Holo is able to concentrate on cooling solutions for high-performance computers, electric vehicles, RF antennae, or heat exchangers, for example. Stainless steel is also set to be added to the material portfolio soon, which would open up even more applications.

Holo has developed a platform for additive manufacturing using high-resolution imaging technology and a backend process based on metal injection molding. The company was founded as a spinout from Autodesk together with other AM companies and is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors.

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