Velo3D receives $20 million metal AM machine order from aerospace company

June 25, 2020

A part with low angles and complex internal channels produced using Velo3D’s SupportFree Additive Manufacturing (Courtesy Velo3D)

Velo3D, Campbell, California, USA, has received a $20 million order for its metal Additive Manufacturing machines from an existing aerospace customer. The order is said to be the largest to date for Velo3D since its commercial launch in September 2018.

“This significant order validates that Velo3D’s SupportFree process is production-ready,” stated Benny Buller, the company’s founder and CEO. “Our recent successes across various industrial sectors show that many OEMs and contract manufacturers are adapting their supply chain to meet the demands of manufacturing mission-critical components.”

“Design freedom, agile production, and quality assurance are requirements that Velo3D is uniquely positioned to meet,” he continued. Velo3D’s AM technology enables greater geometric freedom through its patented SupportFree process, reported to reduce the need for support structures for complex passageways, shallow overhangs and low angles. 

Velo3D’s portfolio consists of its Flow™ pre-build software, Sapphire® Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) AM machine, and Assure™ quality assurance and control system. News of this latest order comes after Velo3D’s recent completion of a $40 million fundraising round, increasing its total fundraising to $150 million to date. 

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 176-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Innovation and differentiation: Precious metal Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery sector
  • Unrealised potential: The story and status of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • Freemelt AB: Open source technology to explore the potential of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • In pursuit of perfection: A case study on how Bugatti and APWORKS leverage the full potential of AM
  • Facing obstacles to profitability in metal AM: An Operational Excellence perspective
  • Mass-production using PBF-LB: How laser beam measurements can help pave the way
  • Link3D’s ‘Additive Manufacturing Maturity Model’: Developing an agile and resilient supply chain
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Binder Jetting Technology demystified
  • > More information

Latest news


    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:
    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news
    All past issues are available to download in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap