Precision contract producer Knust-Godwin has put in a Velo3D Sapphire XC to develop its metallic additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities.
The acquisition of an extra Sapphire system additional expands Knust-Godwin’s additive manufacturing providing and provides it the capability to supply elements in bigger volumes and sizes. Knust-Godwin’s Sapphire XC will reside in its Katy, Texas facility, is calibrated for Inconel 718, and is totally suitable with its different Sapphire Inconel 718 printers, permitting prospects to scale up on the identical expertise.
Velo3D says there was ‘intensive demand’ for the Sapphire XC system because it started shipments again in December 2021, particularly due to the machine’s capability to supply elements which might be 500% bigger in quantity than is succesful on the usual Sapphire system. It’s geared up with a 600 x 550 mm construct quantity, eight 1KW lasers and a protrusion-tolerant, non-contact recoater that’s quicker than the one used on the Sapphire system.
By including the Sapphire XC, Knust-Godwin turns into the primary of Velo3D’s community of contract producers to obtain the machine and now operates six Velo3D metallic 3D printing platforms.
“Our firm has spent over 55 years serving our prospects within the aerospace, protection, oil and fuel, and semi-conductor industries, and we view additive manufacturing as an enormous complement to our precision manufacturing providing,” stated Mike Corliss, Knust-Godwin VP of Know-how. “By including a Sapphire XC to our manufacturing flooring, we will higher serve our prospects and assist them make the most of additive manufacturing in new methods, in addition to differentiate our additive manufacturing providing from our rivals’.”
“The curiosity we’ve seen in Sapphire XC is exceptional and we anticipate to quickly be bought out for deliveries via the top of 2022,” added Zach Murphee, Velo3D Vice President of International Gross sales and Enterprise Improvement. “The Sapphire XC will assist Knust-Godwin’s prospects unlock new use-cases for AM by enabling the printing of bigger elements, and considerably decreasing manufacturing prices for patrons printing elements in bigger volumes.”
Velo3D not too long ago adopted up the launch of the Sapphire XC platform with the even bigger Sapphire XC MZ1. The corporate has additionally formally opened its European Know-how Centre in Augsburg, the place will probably be in a position to show its Sapphire metallic 3D printing expertise to prospects in Europe.
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