3D Printers in Demand

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As 3D printing grows in sophistication and maturity, more companies are incorporating it.

Velo, a manufacturer of additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) equipment for high-value metal parts, has received a couple of recent orders. The first is an aluminum F357 metal AM solution to Wagner Machine Company, a precision machine shop with capabilities that include 3- and 5-axis CNC mill, CNC lathe, CNC swiss, wire EDM, abrasive waterjet, and a variety of precision grinding and other support processes. Adding Velo3D metal AM expands the company’s ability to serve aerospace and defense customers who need complex, high-value, mission-critical parts. Aluminum F357 is a foundry-grade, high-performance alloy that is certified for mission-critical applications.

The second order is from ADDMAN Engineering. It is for a full-stack laser powder bed fusion 3D printing solution to serve the spacecraft and turbomachinery fields. The Velo process will help save time and avoid waste by removing unnecessary steps and reduces time to test or go to market.