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Next-Gen Metal AM: What Machine Shops Have Been Waiting For
July 13, 2020
Most machine shop owners and operators know about metal additive manufacturing (AM). They know it can make shapes they can’t match by machining alone. They also know that 3D printed “builds” require other machines and in-house expertise for post-processing.
Fighting Tradition When Implementing 3D Metal Printing
June 22, 2020
Unquestioned traditions can lead us to act traditionally, forgoing the benefits of change. Tradition ties companies to the technology they have always used, to the best practices defined decades ago and to the design practices tuned for legacy manufacturing.
Agile supply chains can be facilitated by 3D printing
June 20, 2020
This week, California-based metal 3D printing company VELO3D revealed it had raised an additional $12m in funding, taking its total to $150m. The money will be used to develop a new approach to metal 3D printing, reducing the need to re-design parts for additive manufacturing.
Piva Invests in VELO3D to Revolutionize Advance Manufacturing
May 21, 2020
As economies around the world start to re-open from the coronavirus lockdowns, there’s still quite a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds. At Piva, we believe the world that emerges from this crisis will be even more focused on solutions that increase our resilience to shocks of all kinds and we remain committed to innovators who are making this our new reality.
Secrets Behind VELO3D‘s Decision To Build A “Stretch” Metal 3D Printer
May 20, 2020
Last month VELO3D unveiled their second 3D printer. It is similar to the original Sapphire metal 3D printer, except for one difference: the build volume is much taller. The original cylindrical build volume is 315mm diameter by 400mm tall, the new tall version has a build volume of 1000mm by 315mm.
Edison Award Winners: VELO3D Wins Gold in the REAL TIME TRACKING Category
March 25, 2020
VELO3D Assure provides substantiation of part quality needed for volume production with 3D metal printing. It detects process anomalies, flags them, and highlights the corrective actions required so errors are not repeated.
Support Structures Hold Down Productivity, Says VELO3D
March 20, 2020
Support structures in additive manufacturing (AM) can anchor a metal 3D printed part against warping from thermal-induced stresses. But those same support structures can hold down something else as well: the productivity of 3D printing and the quantity of parts one build can deliver.
Duncan Machine Products Flips the Switch on AM
March 12, 2020
Precision machine shop is turning to the VELO3D Sapphire support-free metal AM system to usher in a new era of high-quality production.
On Demand, Low Volume Production of Aerospace Parts
March 10, 2020
The Aerospace MRO market is dominated by casting suppliers, but the supply chain is at risk ready for a “step-change improvement” in manufacturing technology.
Fast-Track Certification and Qualification for Additive Manufacturing
March 9, 2020
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is increasingly accepted as an end-product manufacturing method, rather than just for prototyping. However, ensuring the final quality of parts for use in critical applications such as aerospace, can still be a labor- and cost-intensive process
Rethink 3D metal printing of turbomachinery parts
March 9, 2020
Recent breakthroughs in industrial metal AM are lifting restrictions on pump and compressor designs. The breakthroughs occur in AM optics, powder bed quality, chamber environment, consumables and real-time process monitoring and control for part validation in serial production
Support structures: the need, impact, and elimination strategies
Jan, 31, 2020
Digital manufacturing leader Protolabs has invested heavily in additive manufacturing equipment, with a concentration in laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) technology. The company recently purchased their first Sapphire metal AM machine from VELO3D to explore its advanced SupportFree capabilities.
The value of additive manufacturing for today’s MRO
Jan 15, 2020
Interviewee TK Kallenbach, global executive advisor to Aerospace and Defense, former CEO of the Aerosystems Branch of Zodiac Aerospace, now SAFRAN Group, is a consultant to VELO3D, which was the only AM equipment maker to attend MRO-Europe in 2019