Velo3D, Inc. announced that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is using Velo3D’s end-to-end additive manufacturing solution for its Additive Design & Manufacturing Center, which pilots new additive manufacturing technologies for production deployments in Lockheed Martin’s Space division. Velo3D was selected for its quality assurance capabilities made possible through its Assure software, which provides layer-by-layer traceability of machine health, part integrity, and build reporting.
Velo3D delivered a Sapphire printer, the company’s Flow print preparation software, its Assure quality assurance and control software, and its underlying Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process, which combines process simulation, geometry-based detection, and build process monitoring during print execution. This system provides customers with the ability to produce identical parts across any Velo3D Sapphire printer, so as production needs increase, customers can add additional printers to their production facilities anywhere in the world or utilize Velo3D’s network of contract manufacturers.
The company’s latest Sapphire XC system enables higher productivity and lower production costs for Velo3D customers. It also enables the printing of parts that are 600 mm in diameter and up to 550 mm in height—500% larger than the previous Sapphire system.