Metal Fused Filament Fabrication: Distortion Compensation & CO2 Electrochemical Reduction

Jean Emmanuel Montes Ramirez, University of Texas at El Paso


Metal fused filament fabrication (MF3) is a rapidly growing additive manufacturing technology that enables the creation of complex metal parts with high accuracy and precision. Copper, a highly conductive metal with various applications in industries such as electronics and aerospace, is a promising material for MF3. In this study, we investigated the use of MF3 copper parts to fabricate copper electrodes for CO2 electrochemical reduction. We examined the postprocessing manufacturing process of debinding and sintering to obtain fully 3D printed copper parts in an air environment. Our results demonstrate that MF3 copper parts have high porosity, providing a larger active surface area that is suitable for nitrate reduction and results in the production of ammonia. These findings hold great potential for the use of copper in additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing applications.

Subject Area

Mechanical engineering|Materials science

Recommended Citation

Montes Ramirez, Jean Emmanuel, "Metal Fused Filament Fabrication: Distortion Compensation & CO2 Electrochemical Reduction" (2023). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI30489387.