Sapphire® Metal AM Printer
VELO3D’s Sapphire is the next generation metal additive manufacturing system designed to unlock Digital Manufacturing for mission critical applications.Learn more
Production-Level Additive Manufacturing
Sapphire® is designed from the ground up with production in mind. Offering the same SupportFreeTM capability and quality control in two different build volumes, Sapphire® supports a comprehensive list of applications.
Full Stack Solution
Continuous powder handling and inert powder unpacking included. Sapphire integrates with VELO3D FlowTM pre-print software and AssureTM quality assurance and control system.
Flexible Configurations for Real-World Applications
Sapphire®’s cylindrical 315 mm diameter build chamber is now available in 400 mm and 1000 mm configurations.
Designed for Higher Throughput and Better Yield
Both configurations feature dual kW lasers for faster printing and our proprietary non-contact recoater to reduce the risk of part collisions.
Integrated Calibration & Quality Control
In-situ metrology sensors enable visibility into the quality of every layer of the build. Calibrate at a push of a button. Requires no external instrumentation enabling runtime
Unlimited Design Innovation
While conventional 3D printing systems often require supports for any geometry below 45°, VELO3D’s Sapphire® uniquely enables engineers to realize designs with overhangs down to 0° (horizontal), and large inner diameters without supports.
For example, metal additive manufacturing (AM) of gas power turbines is becoming more common as it enables design freedom, light-weighting, and better performance. But some parts, like the Aurelius Mk1 by Sierra Turbines, would be impossible to manufacture using conventional constraints.
With VELO3D SupportFree processing, Sierra Turbines can produce the idea geometry leading to increased time-between-overhaul of 40X and a power-to-weight ratio boost of 10X. Click here to see the story.