Vertex Manufacturing selects Velo3D to meet demand for ‘impossible’ parts

June 30, 2021

Vertex will soon take delivery of its first full-stack VELO3D Sapphire® AM machine in order to build metal parts in Inconel 718 (Courtesy Velo3D)

Velo3D, Inc, Campbell, California, USA, has been selected by Vertex Manufacturing, a provider of CNC machining and manufacturing services, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to help meet the growing demand for ‘impossible’ metal additively manufactured parts.

Vertex was established by AM pioneers Greg Morris, Steve Rengers and Tim Warden, previously of Morris Technologies Inc. (MTI), and is AS9100, ISO13485 and ITAR registered and certified. At MTI, Morris, Rengers and Warden were known for their work with GE Aviation’s additively manufactured LEAP Engine fuel nozzle used in commercial aviation.

Where Morris Technologies primarily focused on prototyping use cases, Vertex was created with a mission to help customers who need advanced manufacturing solutions for both development and production programs. They offer a range of services including advanced multi-axis CNC machining, AM, rapid castings and final inspection of manufactured parts.

“With unique technology providing the capability to create production parts that would be impractical or impossible using other methods, our new Additive Manufacturing solution from Velo3D means customers will have even more freedom to design and engineer some of the most complex geometries imaginable,” stated Morris, Vertex’s CEO. “This is the essence of why Steve, Tim and I started Vertex Manufacturing – to help customers leverage the most advanced manufacturing technologies and push the boundaries of what is possible.”

“At Velo3D we help innovators like Vertex accelerate the future of manufacturing, not just for their customers, but to benefit all of humanity,” commented Benny Buller, founder and CEO, Velo3D. “This new partnership speaks to the real and transformational capabilities Velo3D is bringing to metal Additive Manufacturing.”

Vertex will take delivery of its first full-stack VELO3D Sapphire® AM machine later this month, which will be set up to build metal parts in Inconel 718, a nickel-base superalloy known for its superb tensile strength when subjected to extreme pressure and heat. It will be installed alongside other advanced manufacturing systems such as a Makino a61nx CNC machining center. Vertex said it plans to add additional Velo3D solutions in the future based on feedback from existing customers who have reported quality, efficiency and productivity benefits.

Morris added, “The intent is to have this first machine fully operational by the middle of July. As we move forward, we want to leverage the knowledge and experience our team has in bringing products to market or taking them to production to bring a stronger focus on pursuing production programs, whether it’s traditional manufacturing, advanced metal AM, or a combination of both.”

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