SupportFree metal additive manufacturing with Sapphire® system will lower costs, improve quality, and cut delivery times
CAMPBELL, Calif., February 25, 2020 – Velo3D today announced a new customer partnership in the oil and gas industry with Duncan Machine Products (DMP). Based in Duncan, Oklahoma—the historic home of global energy company Halliburton—DMP is a woman-owned, full-service precision-machining company that has become a key supplier to the oil and gas and aerospace industry. The company made the decision to expand into metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) with the Velo3D solution to respond to increasing demand from customers for increased part performance and shorter lead times.
Known for its capabilities to consistently produce high-quality parts with low-angle geometries without support structures, the Velo3D solution consists of Flow™ advanced pre-print software, Sapphire® printer, and Assure™ quality management software. DMP will take delivery of the system in the second quarter of 2020.
Chris Billings, co-owner of DMP says, “We know that AM is essential for our future expansion. We chose Velo3D because their Sapphire® printer can handle the most geometric complexity, and their support-less process doesn’t require customers to redesign their parts. This will enable us to bid on a larger portfolio of projects. We put Velo3D to the test on a series of customer-driven part builds and, in the end, it was an easy decision.”
DMP has received orders to 3D print a minimum of 1,500 parts for downhole tools used in onshore and offshore exploration; this order could easily increase by 10x in the next 24 months, says Billings. “The conditions under which downhole tools must perform are hostile and include extreme pressure and high-temperature situations, requiring a robust and dependable manufacturing solution.” For this specific program, DMP will be using metal AM to replace investment casting as the manufacturing process.
“Metal AM is a very compatible manufacturing process for the oil and gas industry, given the complex engineering requirements,” says Benny Buller, Founder and CEO of Velo3D. “Our SupportFree technology can make highly complex geometries without the burden of post-processing—providing repeatability, process gains, and greater productivity for oilfield service providers.”
Duncan Machine Products was founded in 2007 by Teri and Chris Billings. The business started out in their garage and has grown to occupy over 50,000 square feet.
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About Duncan Machine Products (DMP)
Duncan Machine Products is a full-service precision machining company that manufactures and assembles multiple components into final assemblies for the Oil and Gas and Aerospace industries. Based in Duncan, Oklahoma, Duncan Machine Products was incorporated in 2007 and recently expanded into a 25,000 sq. ft. facility. They are ISO 9001 certified and are woman-owned. For more information, please visit www.duncanmachineproducts.com
Velo3D empowers companies to manufacture anything. Bringing together an integrated solution of software, hardware, and process-control innovation, Velo3D introduced the first SupportFree capability for 3D metal printing. This enables 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 www.velo3d.com
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