4/18/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Expands Metals Capacity with Velo3D 3D Printer

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has added Velo3D’s Sapphire 3D print system and Flow software to its metal 3D printing service offerings for challenging applications and geometries.


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Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys, has expanded its offering for metal additive manufacturing (AM) with Velo3D’s Sapphire 3D print system and Flow software.

The Sapphire laser fusion metal AM system enables 3D printing of complex part geometries with in situ metrology, closed-loop control and low-to-no support structures. Built-in-tools include process application, slice composer and process review. This functionality enables 3D-printed production of complex metal components with high levels of quality control.

“The Sapphire system from Velo3D is an important part of advancing our capabilities to include using additive metals in applications and geometries previously challenging to 3D print,” says Kent Firestone, CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. “This is a natural step in building our service portfolio, and we are excited to take on projects with more complexity to drive further adoption of serialized production additive manufacturing and push the boundaries of 3D metal printing.”

“Together, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of what is possible and solving the most complex customer problems with support free metal AM,” says Benny Buller, CEO of Velo3D.

Anticipating growing market demand, the investment in the Velo3D Sapphire system expands Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s metals 3D printing production capacity and support for advanced customer applications, the company says.