Velo3D, Campbell, California,
USA, has reported record sales growth in its third quarter 2019, closing
the quarter with sales totalling $15 million. This brings the company’s total
sales for the first year of commercialisation to $24 million.
The metal Additive
Manufacturing systems and software developer launched its Sapphire 3D machine
in Q4 2018, beginning its first quarter of commercial
sales. “Velo3D’s commercial launch was exactly a year ago and we have
received a very positive reception from the market,” stated Benny Buller,
Velo3D’s founder and CEO. “I’m thrilled that our Sapphire printer is
helping an increasing number of innovative OEM and contract manufacturing firms
and thankful that the market has recognised Velo3D as an innovator in
According to Velo3D,
while conventional Additive Manufacturing systems require supports for any
geometry below 45°, the Sapphire machine enables engineers to realise designs
with overhangs lower than 10°, and large inner diameters, without supports.
This is achieved through hardware innovations such as a
non-contact recoater system that is tolerant to metal protrusion in the powder
bed, and its Flow software, which decomposes geometry into characteristic
features to be assigned the optimal processing.
Learn more about Velo3D’s ‘support-free’ Laser Powder Bed Fusion process
In the Autumn 2019 issue of Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine, Zach Murphree, Velo3D’s VP of Technical Partnerships, explained the key factors which set the Velo3D process apart from the wider metal Additive Manufacturing market. Read the full article below or as a free pdf download.