Enabling an end-to-end integrated workflow, Intelligent Fusion™ is the technology that powers our Flow™ pre-print software and Sapphire™ hardware system.
Unlock New, Critical 3D Printing Applications
Engineers have long been held back by design constraints, inconsistent idea-to-build success, poor quality, and low yield. With Intelligent Fusion, engineers can design low-angle almost horizontal overhangs of 5° and large inner diameters with excellent surface quality without the use of supports, making impossible designs a reality. Enabling an end-to-end integrated workflow, Intelligent Fusion is the technology that powers the Velo3D Flow print preparation software and Sapphire hardware system for optimal 3D printing. Intelligent Fusion is our proprietary 3D technology invented to free the conventional laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) approach from design constraints by process simulation, prediction, and closed-loop control.Read White Paper
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Metal Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing, is mainly a welding process featuring rapid solidification of melt pools. During solidification and cooling, the parts experience thermal and residual stresses. Supports serve two purposes: first, as anchors to restrain the part and keep it from moving due to thermal distortion and second, to enable heat transfer. Temporary support structures are an inconvenient necessity in Direct Energy Deposition (DED) and traditional Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and often require post-print machining operations. Post processing adds costs and processing delays. More importantly, it limits the design freedom of this new manufacturing method.About SupportFree
VELO3D separates itself from existing powder bed fusion solutions with its unique ability to print low angles and overhangs below 10 degrees, as well as large diameters and inner tubes up to 40mm without the need for supports. This not only eliminates the need for post-processing, but it overcomes the “45 degree rule” – a boundary requiring supports at angles less than 45 degrees. VELO3D frees designers to build the impossible – unlocking a wealth of designs that can be produced with additive technology.About SupportFree