Velo3D expands into Europe

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Manufacturer Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Technology purchased an end-to-end AM solution from Velo3D.

Velo3D has opened a technical center in Augsburg, Germany, where Velo3D’s Sapphire systems will be assembled and demonstrated. They have also delivered an end-to-end manufacturing solution to Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield (SBO) Technology, a European contract manufacturer specializing in the production of metal parts for the oil and gas industry. Both companies will be at Formnext 2021, an additive manufacturing conference in Europe, taking place on November 16-19, 2021, in Frankfurt, Germany.

SBO is a multinational corporation operating 450 conventional CNC machines. The company’s U.S.-based subsidiary, Knust-Godwin LLC, has adopted Velo3D’s end-to-end additive manufacturing technology in its Houston facility and is using its solutions to build production parts for its customers in the aerospace and oil and gas industries. SBO’s new Sapphire system will be located in the company’s Austrian headquarters and will print complex metal parts in Inconel 718. SBO has EN 9100, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 certifications, which allows it to develop and produce parts for aerospace customers, as well as other industries.


Velo3D’s new European Technology Center will be located at the Augsburg Innovations Park in Augsburg, Germany, and will include more than 110 square meters of space across a main hall (which will house Sapphire systems), a lab area, and offices. It also includes conference rooms for hosting customers for presentations, events, and other meetings.

Europe-based engineers who would like to learn more about Velo3D’s end-to-end additive manufacturing solution can visit the company at Formnext 2021