Velo3D Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Manufacturing Companies for 2021

March 9, 2021

The Company was Among the Top Ranked in the Manufacturing Category and Selected for Making a Profound Impact on the 3D Printing Industry

CAMPBELL CA, March 9, 2021 –Velo3D, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) leader, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. Appearing in the manufacturing category, Velo3D is being honored among businesses making a profound impact and driving innovation for their industry.

“Innovation has always been a key driver of our success and is an integral part of our DNA. The value of 3D printing as a game-changing manufacturing process has become increasingly clear, and we are extremely honored by Fast Company’s recognition of our results,” said Benny Buller, founder and CEO of Velo3D. “We are excited by the traction we’re gaining in our industry for our 3D metal printing system, which enables engineers to design and print critical parts for space travel, supersonic flight, clean power plants, and beyond.”

Velo3D’s 3D-printing system of Flow™ software, Sapphire® printer, and Assure™ Quality Assurance Software has emerged as the breakthrough leader in advanced 3D printing. It offers unparalleled design freedom for creating highly complex geometries and enables manufacturers to accelerate product innovation and transform their businesses to become more responsive to shifting market needs.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes. These companies did more than survive, they thrived—making an impact on their industries and culture as a whole.

“In a year of unprecedented challenges, the companies on this list exhibit fearlessness, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of crisis,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with Senior Editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2021) is now available online here, as well as in-app form via iTunes and on newsstands. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.


About Velo3D 

Velo3D empowers companies to imagine more and additively manufacture nearly anything. Bringing together an integrated, end-to-end solution of software, hardware, and process-control innovation, Velo3Ds technology for 3D metal printing delivers unparalleled quality control for serial production and enhanced part performance. With Velo3D Flow™ print preparation software, Sapphire® laser powder bed AM system, and Assure™ quality assurance software, manufacturers can accelerate product innovation, become more agile and responsive to market needs, and reduce costs. First in the industry to introduce SupportFree metal 3D printing, which allows for the manufacture of previously impossible geometries. For more information, 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.