Addman Engineering increases production with second Velo3D machine

October 22, 2021

Addman Engineering, headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, has purchased a second Sapphire metal Additive Manufacturing machine from Velo3D, Campbell, California, USA, following the purchase of its first Sapphire machine in May.

This second acquisition is expected to allow Addman Engineering to offer more comprehensive end-to-end manufacturing solutions at its Indianapolis facility, Indiana, and to improve the range of services offered to clients in the aerospace sector and increase production capacity at the Bonita Springs facility, while improving quality control. The Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) machine will primarily be used to additively manufacture Inconel 718 parts for aerospace clients.

Addman Engineering reports that it has ordered additional Velo3D machines which are scheduled for delivery in 2022. The two Sapphire XC machines on order will complement the four existing Additive Industries MetalFAB1 AM machines at the Indianapolis production facility to offer new manufacturing capabilities, along with improvements in capacity and efficiency. Addman Engineering’s Bonita Springs facility will remain its innovation centre.

Bob Markley, who is one of the original founders of 3rd Dimension as well as an executive vice president at Addman Engineering, stated that the purchase of the Sapphire machines shows that the company is committed to “pushing the boundaries of possibility.”

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