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Aerospace 3D Printing


Fueling Your Ambitions in Space

From improved part design to faster time-to-market, discover how Velo3D can fuel your breakthroughs in launch vehicles, spacecraft, and satellite deployment.

How can Velo3D help?

The Velo3D fully integrated solution accelerates your pace of innovation enabling an unparalleled ability to reach orbit faster. Produce parts in days instead of months and get to space in months instead of years. Develop high-performance propulsion, turbomachinery, high-pressure storage tanks, and more.

Free your engineers to focus on optimal performance, not manufacturability. Produce the design that you want without compromising to fit traditional design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) limitations. Transition to large-scale production seamlessly by leveraging our global contract manufacturing network or by bringing manufacturing in house with our high-volume Sapphire solutions.

Orbiter SN1 is an orbital transfer vehicle and satellite platform compatible with SpaceX Rideshare and Launcher’s small launch vehicle. Several of the items on this vehicle are printed utilizing Velo3D’s Sapphire fully integrated solution including the pressure vessels and nozzles. The first launch took place in January 2023. 

Design Freedom

Get the most from your designs. Velo3D lets you bypass the limitations of conventional AM to metal 3D print the critical parts you need without compromise.

Quality Assurance

Developed with input from some of the world’s leaders in spaceflight, our metal AM solution delivers real-time transparency into your manufacturing process layer-by-layer.


Velo3D provides you with the flexibility and agility you need to be successful. Easily scale production by leveraging our expansive network of qualified contract manufacturers or bring manufacturing in house with our high-volume Sapphire solutions

Enhanced Efficiency

Design, test, and manufacture with unprecedented speed.

Larger Rockets, Quicker Time-to-Market

With a cylindrical 600 mm diameter x 1000 mm z-height build volume, the Sapphire XC 1MZ is the largest printer available from a leading laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) supplier and offers a powerful, scalable path to manufacturing.

Available in:

  • Sapphire – 315 mm ∅ x 400 mm z – two 1kW lasers
  • Sapphire 1MZ – 315 mm ∅ x 1000 mm z – two 1kW lasers
  • Sapphire XC – 600 mm ∅ x 550 mm z – eight 1kW lasers
  • Sapphire XC 1MZ – 600 mm ∅ x 1000 mm z – eight 1kW lasers

Flow Print Preparation Software

Flow prescribes the manufacturing process to Sapphire printers and eliminates the need for feature-specific parameter sets thanks to its in-depth process library saving months of development and reducing the need for specialized technicians.

Assure Quality Control Software

Assure provides visibility into every layer of a part’s build through real-time, ~1000-sensor, physics-based excursion detection algorithms and provides unprecedented traceability of machine health, part integrity, and build reporting.

Sapphire Family of Printers

State-of-the-art LPBF printers capable of printing today’s most advanced geometries.

Intelligent Fusion

The underlying manufacturing process that binds and facilitates all aspects of the Velo3D solution for precision control of the entire print.

Let’s Work Together

Leverage our complimentary consultation services and work with our technical experts to learn if our solution is right for you.

Conquer Propulsion with Our Pre-Qualified Materials
Available today:
  • Aheadd® CP1
  • Aluminum F357
  • Copper GRCop-42
  • forAM® Haynes® 282®1
  • Hastelloy® X
  • Inconel® 625
  • Inconel® 718
  • M300 Tool Steel
  • Scalmalloy
  • Titanium 6AI-4V
Coming Soon:
  • Copper C18150
  • Haynes 214

1. Powder is produced by Höganäs under License from Haynes International, Inc.

Leveraging Metal 3D Printing & Design Software for Advanced Rocket Propulsion Development

Learn how Aerojet Rocketdyne leveraged solutions from Velo3D & nTopology to print a near net shape lightweight and efficient “quad” reaction control system to drive down the propulsion cost and production schedule—all while improving performance.

Printing Critical Components for the World’s Highest Performing Liquid Rocket Engine

Learn how Launcher successfully leveraged the Velo3D contract manufacturing network to print critical components for its E2 rocket engine and dramatically reduce lead times.

How Interstellar Technologies Uses Metal AM to Improve Combustion Performance

Learn how Interstellar optimized their Phoenix sub-scale fuel injector by moving to the Velo3D solution with real data from cold flow and hot fire testing.