Addman Engineering Chooses Velo3D for Energy, Aerospace Manufacturing

AddMan Engineering, a provider of advanced additive manufacturing for aerospace and energy, to operate the first Velo3D manufacturing solution in Indianapolis area.


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AddMan Engineering, a North American provider of advanced additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, has selected Velo3D to meet a growing demand from energy and aerospace customers. It will be the first Velo3D manufacturing solution in the Indianapolis area.

With an AI-powered full-stack solution, including integrated Flow design software and Assure quality assurance, Velo3D enables simplification of parts, previously impossible geometries and shorter print times without the constraints that come with traditional manufacturing, the company says.

“The full-stack laser powder bed fusion 3D printing solution from Velo3D gives our customers the freedom they need to design the next generation of spacecraft and turbomachinery without compromising their designs for the sake of manufacturability,” says Mark Saberton, AddMan founder and CTO. “The Velo3D process saves time and avoids waste by removing unnecessary steps, and reduces time to test or go to market, while also ensuring production-ready quality in every build.”

In addition to owning and operating the first Velo3D metal AM solution in the Indianapolis area, Addman holds two reservations for the Velo3D Sapphire XC large-format metal AM solution. Each Sapphire XC system will provide up to four times the productivity of Addman’s new Sapphire system, positioning the company to keep up with increasing demand for complex, high-performance parts spurred by the booming commercial space industry.

“We have a vision and are looking toward the future not just for our company but for the entire aerospace industry where demand for intricate, high-value parts is growing fast,” Saberton says. “While the Sapphire system brought net-new capabilities to Addman, we’re excited about the Sapphire XCs because they open up a new category of parts, while making impressive increases to capacity and efficiency.”

Addman delivers large-capacity 3D metal printing for aerospace, defense, energy and manufacturing. The company is ITAR registered and compliant with ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D, meeting FAA, DoD and NASA quality requirements for aviation, defense and space organizations.