Knust-Godwin adds Velo3D Sapphire metal AM system

January 8, 2020

Knust-Godwin adds Velo3D Sapphire metal AM system
Knust-Godwin has added Velo3D’s Sapphire System for metal Additive Manufacturing to its range of AM machines (Courtesy Velo3D)

Knust-Godwin, a precision-tool and component manufacturer headquartered in Katy, Texas, USA, has purchased its first metal Additive Manufacturing system from Velo3D, Campbell, California, USA, the Sapphire® System. The metal AM system will be installed alongside Knust-Godwin’s existing fleet of seven metal Additive Manufacturing machines in the first quarter of 2020 at its site in Texas.

The company has recently achieved AS9100 certification and is now said to be expanding its capabilities to address the needs of the aerospace industry. Oil and gas and aerospace share requirements for intense thermal management of extreme temperatures and complex geometries, as well as expectations of cost-control and rapid delivery of parts. Knust-Godwin stated that the addition of SupportFree capabilities will enable it to expand its total addressable market and enable them to be more competitive across a wider range of industrial applications.

Michael Corliss, VP of Technology for Knust–Godwin, stated, “We see so many parts that have been manufactured with traditional methods that could take advantage of the benefits from AM. Our new Sapphire system provides the accuracy and low-print-angle capabilities that enable recreation of those parts via AM without having to go through a complicated redesign process. We can finally print parts as-is, offering valuable cost-savings to our customers and improved turnaround time for delivery.”

“The oil and gas industry is one of the largest emerging market segments to adopt metal AM, and I’m thrilled to partner with oilfield leaders like Knust-Godwin for direct-part production,” commented Benny Buller, Founder and CEO of VELO3D. “Their extensive background of over fifty years in precision machining, combined with their additive production experience, means that they understand what it takes to close the gap between prototyping and serial manufacturing.”

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