Kevton Applied sciences, a subsidiary of Houston-based contract producer Kevton Industries, has acquired seven Sapphire 3D printers from Velo3D to supply its clients with high-quality, additively manufactured components. The acquisition is one the most important ever with Velo3D from a contract producer and can make Kevton Applied sciences one of many high suppliers of additively manufactured components counting on Velo3D’s laser powder mattress fusion expertise. The primary two Sapphire printers are scheduled to start producing components for patrons in Q1, 2023 in Kevton’s Houston, Texas facility.
“Our group is seeing a robust pattern in the direction of additive manufacturing—particularly throughout the aerospace business—and our partnership with Velo3D will assist us preserve our management place as a supplier of manufactured components inside all of our key industries,” stated Kevin Nguyen, Kevton Applied sciences President. “After assembly with many distributors of additive manufacturing expertise, we understood how transformational Velo3D’s totally built-in answer could possibly be for our service providing.”
Kevton Applied sciences supplies its clients with an array of producing providers, together with CNC turning, CNC milling, coordinate measuring machine inspections, wire EDM, and different ending providers. The corporate has an intensive record of certifications, together with ISO9000/AS9100. Its new additive manufacturing division will work to proceed the corporate’s legacy inside its key industries.
“Additive manufacturing is seeing in depth development proper now and we’ve solely scratched the floor of the adoption we anticipate to see over the following decade,” stated Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO. “Firms with the foresight to accumulate additive manufacturing expertise now can be a lot better positioned to develop their market share within the coming years. We’re thrilled to be working with Kevton Applied sciences to assist them set up themselves as a supplier of mission-critical, additively manufactured steel components.”
Velo3D’s additive manufacturing expertise made its debut in 2018 and has since seen in depth adoption within the aerospace business, with clients like Launcher, SpaceX, Hermeus, Lockheed Martin, and Aerojet Rocketdyne utilizing it to construct a few of their most complicated designs.