Copper Organically Designed Heat Sink - Amcopper-100


High Performance AM Copper and Copper Alloy Feedstocks

Using proprietary processes, Elementum 3D has overcome the major challenge of printing commercially pure copper powder. Our novel process functionalizes the copper alloy additive manufacturing (AM) powder to enable printing high relative density and high thermal conductivity parts on unmodified commercially available laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) AM systems.


Thanks to better melting and fusion, copper components printed with our best-selling AMCopper-100 (or with any of our other AM copper alloy powder products) we have optimized the relative density to over 98% with high thermal and electrical conductivity.


That compares favorably with other available commercially pure copper powders that can’t achieve printed densities greater than 92%, resulting in a very porous printed copper component with less-than-ideal thermal management performance.

Applications for AM Copper Alloy Powders

Copper is a versatile alloy used in nearly every type of industry due to its high thermal and electrical conductivity (second only to silver among metals) along with its ductility, low chemical reactivity, and distinct color.


Copper, with its high conductivities, is a great match for 3D printing because AM is especially well suited for complex components, including electronics, wave guides, heat exchangers, heat sinks, and heat pipes.


Our copper alloy AM powders are optimized for printability and performance in 3D printing processes including:

  • Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive processes, also referred to as selective laser melting (SLM) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).
  • Blown powder directed energy deposition (DED).
  • Laser Beam Melting (LBL).
  • Cold Galvanizing (CG).
  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM).
  • Other leading powder additive manufacturing processes.

Data Sheets

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Elementum3D is a reliable source of high-performance copper and copper alloy additive manufacturing gas-atomized powder feedstocks.

Research & Development Services

Our team of additive manufacturing experts also provides materials and application development guidance for our customers. We customize and test variations of our copper alloy additive manufacturing powders based on a customer’s detailed product specifications and their 3D printing processes. We also advise them on application processes to improve reliability, yields, and component performance.

Jamie Perozzi

VP of Technology 6K Additive

Mr. Perozzi has 20+ years of specialty metals experience with a focus on process, new product development, product management, and application engineering. Before joining 6K, Perozzi spent seven years at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products responsible for quality and process engineering. Prior to Ametek, he spent 10 years at Hitachi Metals – Metglas and 3 years at J&L Specialty Steel. Perozzi holds a BS Metallurgical Engineering degree from Penn State University.

Dr. Timothy Smith

Materials Research Engineer NASA Glenn Research Center

Tim Smith graduated with a PhD in materials science and engineering from Ohio State University in 2016. After graduating, his pathways internship at NASA Glenn research center became a full-time position. His research focuses on high temperature alloy development and characterization. He has contributed to 29 peer-reviewed publications including journals in Nature Communications and Nature Communications Materials. His research has also produced 10 new technology reports and 3 utility patents. He recently received both the Early Career Achievement Medal in 2020 and the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2022.

Dr. Douglas Hoffman

Senior Research Scientist (SRS)/ Principal Section Technologist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Douglas Hofmann is a Senior Research Scientist and Principal at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he serves as the Section Technologist for the Mechanical Fabrication and Test Section. He is also a Lecturer and Visiting Associate at Caltech in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department. Dr. Hofmann founded JPL’s Metallurgy Facility in 2010, was a charter member of the Materials Development and Manufacturing Technology Group, and helped establish the JPL Additive Manufacturing Center. He is the Principal Investigator of the NASA FAMIS Flight Experiment and was a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama. He has spent more than 12 years working in metal additive manufacturing and has over 30 granted patents and over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein

President/Founder Elementum 3D

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein is the founder and president of Elementum 3D in Erie, CO. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy at the Colorado School of Mines. Jacob has been researching, teaching, or consulting on topics such as casting and powder metallurgy for the last 14 years. Elementum 3D’s work with powder bed laser additive manufacturing is based on these principles. In addition, is thesis work in thermodynamics and formation kinetics of metal matrix composites is directly related to all 3D printing processes.