As a leader in innovation and technology, TRUMPF combines the know-how on additive manufacturing with competence in developing cutting-edge industrial beam sources. The unique result: TruPrint 1000 Green Edition. The combination of the two products, TruPrint 1000 and TruDisk 1020, enables robust 3D printing of pure copper as well as the highly productive processing of copper alloys and precious metals.
Makes it possible to 3D print highly reflective materials, such as copper, copper alloys, and precious metals.
Highly conductive pure copper ETP (Cu content of > 99.9 %) achieves an electrical conductivity of 100 % IACS and porosity values of far below 0.5 %.
Highly reflective materials can be processed thanks to the combination of the TruPrint 1000 with the TRUMPF TruDisk 1020, one of the first industrial green lasers on the market with a wavelength of 515 nm. The TruPrint 1000 Green Edition now makes it possible to 3D print materials such as copper, copper alloys, and precious metals which would be impossible or extremely difficult to process with infrared wavelengths.
A variety of applications benefit from the combination of additive manufacturing and the outstanding thermal and electrical properties of pure copper and copper alloys. This opens up new opportunities for manufacturing induction coils and components for complex cooling applications, for example, for power and optoelectronics. By using highly conductive pure copper ETP (EN CW004A) with a specified Cu content of > 99.9 %, the TruPrint 1000 Green Edition is able to achieve an electrical conductivity of 100 % IACS and porosity values of far below 0.5 % for such applications.
The TruPrint 1000 Green Edition even makes it possible to manufacture parts with copper alloys such as CuCr1Zr with a larger process window and higher productivity than infrared LMF laser systems. The TruPrint 1000 Green Edition is also lucrative for applications in the jewelry industry. Density values of > 99.9 % and a pore size smaller than 30 µm can be achieved with materials such as rose gold. The figure shows a cross-section image of a copper application (copper ETP) magnified 100 times.
|BUILD VOLUME (CYLINDER)||Diameter 97 mm x 100 mm Height|
|PROCESSABLE MATERIALS||Weldable metals in powder form, such as: copper, copper alloys or precious metals. Current availability of materials and their parameters available on request.|
|MAXIMUM LASER POWER AT THE WORKPIECE (TRUMPF FIBER LASER)||500 W|
|BEAM DIAMETER (STANDARD)||200 μm|
|BUILD RATE||Up to 25 cm³/h 1|
|MINIMUM MEASURABLE OXYGEN LEVEL||Down to 100 ppm (0.01%)|
|CONNECTION AND CONSUMPTION|
|ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (VOLTAGE)||TruPrint 1000: 230 V|
TruDisk 1020: 400 V
|ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (CURRENT INTENSITY)||TruPrint 1000: 7 A|
TruDisk 1020: 32 A
|ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (FREQUENCY)||TruPrint 1000: 50/60 Hz|
TruDisk 1020: 50/60 Hz
|SHIELDING GAS||Nitrogen, argon|
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)||TruPrint 1000: 1445 mm x 1680 mm x 730 mm|
TruDisk 1020: 1340 mm x 1430 mm x 728 mm
|WEIGHT (INCLUDING POWDER)||TruPrint 1000: 650 kg|
TruDisk 1020: 515 kg
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