Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology Purchases 3D Printer, Velo3D Sapphire XC

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The 3D printer prints large metal parts up to 600 mm D x 550 mm H.

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology (SBOT) purchased a Sapphire XC large-format printer from Velo3D, Inc. to expand its additive manufacturing capabilities. Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology enables the production of complex geometries, thereby improving the efficiency and reliability of critical components in the oil and gas field.

"Additive manufacturing continues to see growing adoption and through Velo3D's Sapphire XC 3D printer, our team can scale up the production of parts for customers with the Sapphire XC’s 400% throughput increase over the original Sapphire,” said Campbell MacPherson, SBO EVP of Advanced Manufacturing. “It will also increase the addressable use-cases for metal additive manufacturing by unlocking the capability of producing larger parts, allowing us to maintain our position as a leader in the industry.”


"We are thrilled to partner with SBOT and expand our presence in Europe with our first Sapphire XC installation at a contract manufacturer,” said Benny Buller, Founder and CEO of Velo3D. “SBOT's commitment to delivering components aligns perfectly with our mission to enable manufacturers to unlock the full potential of their products through additive manufacturing. We are confident the Sapphire XC's advanced capabilities will empower SBOT to achieve new heights of innovation and excellence in their manufacturing processes."