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.

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FLUID POWER: HOW ADVANCED 3D PRINTING IS UNLOCKING THE FUTURE OF FLOW OPTIMIZATION

Thu, Mar 25, 2021 10am PT

Presenter: Tyler Reid, GoEngineer - Manufacturing Application Manager

"Complete design freedom” has been the promise of additive manufacturing, but reality has a pesky way of preventing the technology from fulfilling that destiny. However, next generation laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology from VELO3D is rapidly shifting the threshold of what is “manufacturable,” revealing a pathway toward serial production of more highly optimized, high-performance metal parts. In the realm of “fluid power,” this can result in higher efficiencies, longer service life, higher overall power output and more. Join in our discussion about VELO3D’s “SupportFree” metal additive technology and its significance to commercializing emerging fluid flow technologies.

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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...

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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...

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Hanwha Power Systems Case Study use of the Velo3D Sapphire Metal 3D Printer

Learn how Boom Supersonic 3D Printed titanium Flight Hardware for their Supersonic XB-1 Aircraft with the VELO3D’s Sapphire metal 3D Printing system...

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Titanium TI6AL4 Metal 3D Printing material for the Velo3D Sapphire  

Titanium

TI6AL4V

  • 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

INconel

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

Aluminum

F357

  • 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

Hastelloy

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

 


"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

Lasers

Dual 1 kW laser

Laser class

Class 1

Materials

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

Weight

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).

 

FDM Stratasys 3D Printers Available at GoEngineer

FDM

Design an idea, and test it the same day. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better, and get to market faster.    FDM 3D Printers

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POLYJET

3D print realistic prototypes and models with full-color elements, labels, and true-to-life textures in one operation .    PolyJet 3D Printers

Stratasys SLA 3D Printer Available from GoEngineer

SL

The open-system Stratasys V650 Flex 3D Printer uses Stereolithography (SL) technology to deliver dependable, scalable fabrication at unprecedented speeds.      SLA 3D Printers

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