Velo3D Inc, Campbell, California, USA, has announced the delivery of an aluminium F357 dedicated metal Additive Manufacturing machine to Wagner Machine Company, an ISO9001:2015 & AS9100D certified and ITAR-registered precision CNC machine shop, based in Champaign, Illinois.
“When everyone else says it can’t be done, people come to us,” stated Kurt Wagner, CEO, Wagner Machine Company. “We recently had a customer ask us to make a brazed assembly that was impossible due to space constraints and other requirements. We suggested 3D printing, which was their original plan, but other 3D printing companies they consulted said the part would be impossible to print due to thin walls and pressure requirements. Velo3D was able to print the assembly as a single piece on a Sapphire® and it met all the customer’s performance requirements.”
“VELO3D ’s real-time monitoring of the 3D printing process from start to finish with their integrated Assure™ quality assurance software is exactly what metal AM needs to be ready for prime time,” continued Wagner. “They offer the most advanced capabilities available in metal AM, with process control, traceability, and build monitoring that is second to none. This expands our ability to serve more aerospace and defence customers who need complex, high-value, mission-critical parts.”
Aluminium F357 is a foundry-grade, high-performance alloy that is certified for mission-critical applications. Velo3D’s ability to accurately and repeatably manufacture optimised parts from F357 allows designers and engineers across a range of demanding industries to achieve difficult part consolidation and performance requirements.
“We thrive on working with companies who are constantly redefining what is possible,” added Benny Buller, founder and CEO, Velo3D. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Wagner Machine, because they have the kind of innovative mindset that’s open to exploring everything that AM makes possible, allowing for a new wave of innovation and supply chain flexibility.”