Velo3D Announces its Largest Order to Date

July 29, 2019

Velo3D Announces its Largest Order to Date for its Sapphire® 3D metal printers.

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 30, 2019 — Velo3D will deliver an additional four Sapphire® 3D metal printers to its largest Aerospace customer to date. Delivery of these systems will start immediately and is expected to complete by the end of the year. This is a repeat order bringing the customer’s installed base of Sapphire® printers to a total of nine. The customer name has not been disclosed at this time.

“We are excited to see customers ramping with Sapphire®’s SupportFree capabilities,” said Benny Buller, CEO of Velo3D. “It is clear from customer feedback on our first deliveries that the demand for SupportFree, production ready, Sapphire® metal 3D printers is strong and that we are exceeding expectations for the technology.”

Velo3D’s Sapphire® printer is a next generation laser fusion metal additive manufacturing system designed for advanced 3D metal printing. While conventional 3D printing systems often require supports for any geometry below 45°, Velo3D’s Sapphire® uniquely enables engineers to realize designs with overhangs lower than 10°, and large inner diameters without supports. The Velo3D Sapphire® system is designed from the ground up with high volume manufacturing in mind. It comprises a 315 mm diameter by 400 mm height build envelope, with high throughput dual kW laser operation. To maximize productivity, Sapphire® also features an integrated in-situ process metrology that enables first-of-a-kind closed loop melt pool control.

Velo3D will attend AMC in Austin, Texas from August 27-29, to demonstrate its SupportFree capabilities. If you would like to contact Velo3D engineering, click here to request a consult.

About Velo3D

Velo3D empowers companies to manufacture anything. By bringing together innovations in software, hardware, and process control, Velo3D created the industry’s first SupportFree solution for 3D metal printing, enabling unlimited design innovation by reducing the need for support structures in metal additive manufacturing. The company’s Sapphire® System is built with a semiconductor mindset on quality assurance, ensuring repeatability and dependability throughout serial manufacturing. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Velo3D helps companies deliver immediate business impact by making the impossible, possible. To learn more, please visit

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Amir Iliaifar

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Amir Iliaifar is the Director of Content at Velo3D where he oversees the production and distribution of Velo3D’s global digital content marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Amir worked for a leading professional drone manufacturer, several SaaS companies, and as an automotive tech journalist. He holds a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.