“3D printing of pure copper using the Markforged Metal X system is faster and cheaper than buying complex machined parts.”

A german car manufacturer, which operates worldwide, prints customised welding electrodes for spot welding from pure copper!

According to one of the company’s maintenance managers, component costs were reduced by 50% and lead times were cut from 14 weeks to 3 days! In addition, a massive weight reduction can be achieved due to the honeycomb structure inside the component!

99.8% pure copper with very high electrical and thermal conductivity can now be printed in the classic filament printing process – layer by layer.

What are the advantages of copper 3D printing?

✅ Very high conductivities
✅ Quickly produce the first prototypes
✅ Significant freedom of design

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Learn more about applications with metal 3D printing!

For which applications is the Metal X suitable? How do I design correctly for metal 3D printing? What do users say and where can I find more information? – This is the right place for you! We listed some information leading you directly to the matching answers.

Design Guide

DfAM – How do you design your part best for metal 3D printing? In this guide you will find valuable tips on design, material selection and post-processing.

Problemes to solve

In this white paper, we take a look at three benefits of metal additive manufacturing and three problems the technology is perfectly suited to solve.

Metal X part


An application engineer from Markforged explains the Metal X system and which materials are available. He also shows a complete run from printing to the finished part.