Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd., and one of the largest providers of additive (3D printing) and conventional manufacturing services in North America, is expanding its additive metals offering with the addition of VELO3D’s Sapphire 3D print system and Flow software. The Sapphire laser fusion metal additive manufacturing system can print complex part geometries with in-situ metrology, close-loop control, and low-to-no support structures.
The system’s built-in tools include support generation, simulated print predictions, per-surface process application, slice composer and process review.
“The Sapphire system from VELO3D is an important part of advancing our capabilities to include using additive metals in applications and geometries previously challenging to 3D print,” said Kent Firestone, CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. “This is a natural step in building our service portfolio, and we are excited to take on projects with more complexity to drive further adoption of serialized production additive manufacturing and push the boundaries of 3D metal printing.”
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing delivers a significant range of 3D printed production parts annually, including high-requirement, serialized production components for the aerospace and energy sectors – and was awarded an additive metal manufacturing patent in 2018.
Anticipating growing market demand, the investment in the VELO3D Sapphire system expands Stratasys Direct’s 3D metals production capacity and support for cutting-edge customer applications.
“The Sapphire system from VELO3D enables a new level of manufacturing above and beyond current metal additive manufacturing systems, and we’re excited that Stratasys Direct has chosen to add this platform to their fleet,” said Benny Buller, CEO of VELO3D.
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