VELO3D Metal Printers

High-performance Metal 3D Printers for Production Grade Parts


Production-Level Additive Manufacturing

The VELO3D Sapphire is the next generation in metal laser powder bed fusion. While existing 3D metal printers often require support structures for any surface below 45 degrees, Sapphire uniquely enables designs without the consideration of support structures. Sapphire is designed from the ground up with production in mind. Offering the same SupportFree capability and quality control in three different build volumes, Sapphire supports a comprehensive list of applications. Sapphire integrates with VELO3D Flow™ pre-print software and Assure™ quality assurance and control system.


Velo3D's new Sapphire XC 1MZ


New release

Sapphire XC 1MZ Enables Large-format Metal 3D Printing up to One Meter in Height

The new printer allows customers to print parts one meter in height—with a total build volume that is twice that of the Sapphire XC and nine times larger than the original Sapphire—increasing the addressable use-cases of Velo3D’s end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution. 

The Sapphire XC 1MZ features: 

  • Eight 1-kilowatt lasers
  • The proven Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process used by the Sapphire and Sapphire XC for consistent results
  • Faster non-contact recoater to cut the time required between build layers
  • Increased throughput of up to 4x over the original Sapphire and Sapphire 1MZ printers


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Industries don’t use parts that they don’t trust. Features that cannot be inspected get designed out even if they improve performance. Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a complex, multi-system process. Even when everything in a build seems OK, things can still go wrong. And, many times, we don’t find out until after the inspection.

As companies work with metal AM in prototyping and project work, they realize the value of a high quality in-situ metrology system. To retain top performance and enable metal AM to move into production, we have to solve the Quality Control challenge.

Learn how VELO3D’s in-situ metrology suite and new defect detection capabilities enable unprecedented, layer-by-layer visibility into metal AM part formation. In this webinar we provide a preview of the new generation in defect detection inherent in VELO3D’s solution.

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SupportFree Metal 3D Printing

The VELO3D Sapphire separates itself from existing powder bed fusion solutions with its unique ability to print low angles and overhangs down to zero degrees, as well as large diameters and inner tubes up to 100 mm without the need for supports. This not only reduces the need for post-processing, but it overcomes the “45 degree rule” for conventional AM which recommends supports for any any surface less than 45 degrees. VELO3D frees designers to build the impossible – unlocking a wealth of designs that can now be produced with additive technology.

"VELO3D’s Sapphire empowers us to optimize performance while decreasing cost to manufacture; the SupportFree process enabled us to manufacture a supercritical CO2 circulator at 2.5X less cost than traditional manufacturing”

-  Jim Walton, Co-founder
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Hanwha Power Systems Case Study use of the Velo3D Sapphire Metal 3D Printer

3D Printing Turbomachinery for Super Critical CO2 Systems helped Hanwha Power achieve 80% faster build time and 90% less material with VELO3D’s Sapphire...

Sierra Turbines Case Study use of the Velo3D Sapphire Metal 3D Printer

Sierra Turbines drove their innovation for Manufacturing gas microturbines to be 40X more efficient, 10X more power density, and 50% lighter in weight...

IMI Critical Engineering uses Velo3D Metal 3D Printing and Flow Software. 

Learn how IMI Critical Engineering provided a major Oil & Gas operator with critical components using the Velo3D Sapphire System and Flow Software. 


  • Velo3D Sapphire Metal 3D Printer
  • Sapphire

  • Technology:
    Laser Powder Bed FUsion
  • Build Envelope:
    400 mm x 315 mm
  • Materials:
    Nickel: Inconel ® 718, Inconel 625 ® , Hastelloy ® C-22, Hastelloy ® X, Ameriprint ® 0233 Haynes ® 282 ® 1, Titanium: Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23, Grade 5, Aluminium: F357, Scalmalloy ®

  • Velo3D Sapphire 1MZ Metal 3D Printer

  • Technology:
    Laser Powder Bed Fusion
  • Build Envelope:
    1000 mm x 315 mm
  • Materials:
    Nickel: Inconel ® 718, Inconel 625 ® , Hastelloy ® C-22, Hastelloy ® X, Ameriprint ® 0233 Haynes ® 282 ® 1, Titanium: Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23, Grade 5, Aluminium: F357, Scalmalloy ®

  • Velo3D Sapphire XC Metal 3D Printer

  • Technology:
    Laser Powder Bed Fusion
  • Build Envelope:
    600 mm x 550 mm
  • Materials:
    Nickel: Inconel ® 718, Inconel 625 ® , Hastelloy ® C-22, Hastelloy ® X, Ameriprint ® 0233 Haynes ® 282 ® 1, Titanium: Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23, Grade 5, Aluminium: F357, Scalmalloy ®

  • Velo3D Sapphire XC 1MZ Metal 3D Printer

  • Technology:
    Laser Powder Bed Fusion
  • Build Envelope:
    600 mm x 1000 mm
  • Materials:
    Nickel: Inconel ® 718, Inconel 625 ® , Hastelloy ® C-22, Hastelloy ® X, Ameriprint ® 0233 Haynes ® 282 ® 1, Titanium: Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23, Grade 5, Aluminium: F357, Scalmalloy ®

Titanium TI6AL4 Metal 3D Printing material for the Velo3D Sapphire  



  • Superior lightweighting capability due to high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Broad corrosion resistance
  • Biocompatible


Potential applications:

- Flight-critical aerospace components
- Racing and motorsports
- Marine components
- Implants and prosthetics




Iconel Alloy 718 Metal 3D Printing material for the Velo3D Sapphire


Alloy 718

  • Nickel-based superalloy
  • Formulated for demanding high-heat and high-pressure applications
  • Maintains mechanical properties through wide temperature range
  • Excellent corrosion and oxidation resistance


Potential applications:

- Turbomachinery
- Rocket engines
- Racing and motorsports
- Gas turbines




Aluminum-F537 Metal 3D Printing material for the Velo3D Sapphire



  • Beryllium-free aluminum-silicon alloy
  • Lightweight, functional alloy that is easily post-processed
  • High weight-to-strength ratio
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Weldable, heat-treatable, and able to be anodized


Potential applications:

- Heat transfer components 
- Flight-critical aerospace components
- Racing and motorsports


Learn More about Hastelloy X Metal 3D Printing material for the Velo3D Sapphire


X Alloy

  • Ultra-high-temperature nickel-based superalloy
  • Exceptional combination of oxidation resistance and high-temperature strength
  • Extremely resistant to stress-corrosion cracking


Potential applications:

- Gas turbines
- Rocket engines
- Petrochemical processing



Learn More about GRCop-42 Copper 3D Printing material for the Velo3D Sapphire



  • A NASA developed Copper/Chromium/Niobium alloy
  • High-strength dispersion and high conductivity
  • Retains strength at high temperatures, can be printed at high density


Potential applications:

- Rocket engine components
- Fuel injector faces
- Combustion chamber linings



"With Sapphire’s SupportFree process, we can provide a much easier one-to-one transition from conventional manufacturing while still reaping the benefits of additive processes.”

-  Andrew Carter, Senior Manufacturing Engineer
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VELO3D Sapphire 3D Printer Available at GoEngineer


Dual 1 kW laser

Laser class

Class 1


IN718, Ti6Al4V, Al357, Hastelloy X 

Typ. throughput

Up to 60 cc/hr

Typ. surface finish

5-15 μm Sa

Size (L x W x H)

2.1 by 2.1 by 2.5 m (82.5 by 82.5 by 98 in)

Size (1MZ)

2.1 by 2.1 by 2.5 plus 1.37 m (54 in) pit


5700 kg (12,560 lbs)

Weight (1MZ)

5900 kg (12,980 lbs)

Velo3D Flow Software Available with the Sapphire 3D Metal Printer

Process Aware, Simulation Driven Print Preparation Software

Flow™ ensures predictable print outcomes while significantly reducing print preparation time. Driven by a powerful, integrated simulation engine and co-developed with Sapphire®, Flow unlocks parts not previously possible with Additive Manufacturing (AM).


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