Why Copper? A Conversation with Daniel Martinez Copper3D (Recording and Notes)

Why is Copper the new darling to the 3D printing industry? Even before the pandemic, Daniel Martinez and his co-founders at Copper3D, a Chilean startup, had a grand vision for Copper-based nanocomposite materials, for 3D printing, and for non-additive manufacturing globally to produce products that have long-lasting anti-microbial products.  This podcast is a recording of our weekly Instagram Live interview with Daniel. You can find the video version of this recording on our website 3dheals.com, our IG account, and our Vimeo channel.

Guest Biography:

Daniel Martínez is a Chilean Healthcare professional passionate about innovation and the impact it can have on the quality of life of people. His professional career has been linked to management and marketing in healthcare organizations. In 2008 he obtained an MBA in Chile.

Then, in 2016 he started an MSc. of Innovation, which led to a profound change in his way of seeing the world.

He began to see global problems as big challenges and opportunities to generate a huge impact with creative, innovative, and disruptive solutions. A typical day of Daniel consists of a mix between academia (he is a professor of innovation in several universities in Chile) and his activities as Chief Innovation Officer at Copper3D, where he is responsible for the short term (commercial and marketing strategy) and the long term of the company working on brand positioning, new products for the portfolio, innovation architecture, new business models and strategic alliances.

What’s in this Episode?

  1. Why Copper as a 3D Printing material? (Hint: It may be related to Chilean wine?)
  2. What’s the story behind founding Copper3D?
  3. What can Copper-based nanocomposite 3D printing materials do?
  4. Superbug?
  5. Entrepreneur journey in advanced materials

Relevant articles:

Antimicrobial Materials for 3D Printing Medical Devices

Antimicrobial 3D Printing “Art Toys” for Immunosuppressed Children