Sapphire® XC, Large Format 3D Metal Printer
The new laser powder bed fusion printer (LPBF) will give users up to 5X productivity improvement and 75% cost reduction per part when compared to the existing Sapphire system.
Sapphire® XC uses the same advanced functionality designed into the standard Sapphire while expanding the build volume to 600mm Ø by 550 mm z-height and increasing throughput by a factor of five—capable of both higher volume production and larger single parts.
Sapphire® XC Features
Learn more about the value of the Sapphire® XC large format system and how it
addresses unmet customer needs.
Larger build volume:
Build volume 600mm diameter x 550 mm height (compared to 315mm x 400 mm in Sapphire).
Higher productivity for production:
8 lasers x 1,000W each (compared to 2 lasers x 1,000W in Sapphire).
Integrated manufacturing process
Fully integrated with Flow™ pre-print software and Assure™ quality control software.
Consistent architecture: Utilizes the same optical-train design, recoater technology, gas-flow technology, and metrology as the current Sapphire.
The Sapphire® XC uses the same optical design, recoater, gas flow, control, and monitoring capabilities, parts produced for Sapphire can be printed on the Sapphire® XC with the same process conditionals and material properties.
SupportFree Metal 3D Printing
Velo3D separates itself from existing powder bed fusion solutions with its unique ability to print low angles and over-hangs down to zero degrees, as well as large diameters and inner tubes up to 100 mm without the need for supports.
Read more about our SupportFree Metal 3D Printing.
Contact the Metal AM Experts at VELO3D
VELO3D unlocks the power of SupportFree Metal AM Printing for mission critical applications. With the Sapphire Metal AM Printer, Flow print preparation software, and Assure quality assurance and control system, engineers have the means to print the impossible for higher performing solutions.