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End to End AM Solution

Velo3D offers its end-to-end metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution comprised of the Sapphire system, Flow print preparation software and Intelligent Fusion technology. Together, the solution is designed to solve difficult AM challenges including product design limitations, part-to-part consistency, process control and cost-effective manufacturing.

Sapphire System

The Sapphire system is a laser powder bed metal additive 3-D printing system designed for high volume manufacturing. Sapphire is capable of building complex geometries including designs with overhangs that are less than 5° and large inner diameters without supports. To deliver enhanced part-to-part consistency, Sapphire's integrated in-situ process metrology enables closed loop melt pool control. To maximize productivity, the Sapphire system contains a module that enables automated changeover with offline unpacking.

Flow Print Preparation Software

Flow print preparation software includes support generation, process selection, slicing and simulation of complex part designs to validate execution feasibility before the build. Geometrical feature-driven processing enables low angles below 5°. "In addition, deformation correction technology enables the user to produce parts without the need for iterations, achieving a first print success rate of up to 90%. Flow minimizes the need for supports, reducing typical support volume by 3-5 times, which removes or reduces the laborious post processing necessary with conventional approaches," said a company spokesperson.

Intelligent Fusion Technology

Enabling an end-to-end integrated workflow, Intelligent Fusion is the technology that powers Flow software and the Sapphire system. Intelligent Fusion optimizes the AM process by combining thermal process simulation, print prediction and closed-loop control during print execution.

"Four years ago, we set out with the bold vision of creating technology that could manufacture parts with any geometry to take AM mainstream," said Benny Buller, Founder and CEO of Velo3D. "Our approach relies on creating deep insights in physics fundamentals, enabled by research, characterizing and understanding of core mechanisms, developing intelligent process control through software simulation and in-situ metrology. Today, Velo3D is working with some of the top OEMs and service bureaus creating parts that were once considered impossible."

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