Sapphire XC and Sapphire XC 1MZ Printer
The Velo3D metal additive manufacturing solution is not just a printer, it is an end-to-end highly integrated production system driven by our underlying Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process. The solution includes Flow print preparation software, your choice of Sapphire printer, and Assure quality monitoring and control software.
The Sapphire XC and Sapphire XC 1MZ production-scale metal laser powder bed fusion printers feature the same advanced functionality seen across the Sapphire family but expand the build volume to 600 mm Ø by 1000 mm z-height and increase throughput. This provides users up to 4X productivity improvement and 75% cost reduction compared to the standard Sapphire system.
Sapphire Printer Family Configurations:
- Sapphire (315mm Ø x 400mm)
- Sapphire 1MZ (315mm Ø x 1000mm)
- Sapphire XC (600mm Ø x 550mm)
- Sapphire XC 1MZ (600mm Ø x 1000mm)
Production-Level Metal Additive Manufacturing
Printing Without Compromise
Both Sapphire XC and XC 1MZ utilize eight 1kW lasers for faster printing at scale. A proprietary non-contact recoater eliminates the risk of part collision, protecting both the build and the recoater while enabling thinner walls and more accurate builds.
Standardized and controlled parameter sets, along with automated calibrations, ensure consistent geometric accuracy, surface finish, and validated material properties.
As with all Sapphire printers, XC and XC 1MZ provide exceptional supply chain scalability with one print file per part that works on any Sapphire worldwide.
Made for Production
To ensure consistent and successful print outcomes, Sapphire XC and XC 1MZ feature the same Intelligent Fusion underlying manufacturing process that binds and facilitates all aspects of the Velo3D end-to-end solution.
This includes intelligent part analysis and parameter assignment via Flow and intelligent tracking of each build via nearly 1,000 sensors. All Sapphire printers provide real-time layer-by-layer tracking of optical alignment, atmospheric validation, and powder bed health to ensure optimal quality. Meanwhile, Assure provides complete documentation and traceability of system calibration and build performance.
Laser and Optics Fidelity
- Run-time and automated optics calibrations
- Self-cleaning laser windows
- Class 1 Laser product
Powder Bed Uniformity
- Faster non-contact recoater
- Per-layer 3D powder bed height mapping
- Full-height printing without interruption for powder addition or filter changes
- Low ppm O2 during normal operation
- Active dew point monitoring
- Ambient temperature and pressure operation
- Highly regulated chamber gas flows
- High efficiency spatter removal
Sapphire XC 1MZ Features
- 600 mm Ø x 1000 mm z-height build volume
- Same geometric capabilities with identical build parameters as other Sapphire printers
Metal 3D Printing Without Compromise
Velo3D separates itself from existing solutions with its unique ability to print low angles and overhangs down to zero degrees, as well as horizontal large diameter circular holes and inner tubes up to 100 mm all the way down to 500 microns without the need for supports. Velo3D frees designers to build the impossible – unlocking a wealth of designs that can now be produced with additive technology.
Build the Parts You Need at Lower Cost and 4x Better Productivity Without Design or Quality Compormise.
|Sapphire XC||Sapphire XC 1MZ|
|Build Volume||600 mm Ø||600 mm Ø|
|550 mm z-height||1000 mm z-height|
|Size (L x W x H)||8.53 x 3.35 x ||8.53 x 5.001 x |
|336 x 132 x 187 in||Requires 160cm deep pit2|
|Weight||~7,450 kg||~8,500 kg|
|~16,400 lbs||~18,740 lbs|
|Lasers||Eight 1 kW lasers, Class 1|
|Throughput||Up to 400 cc/hr|
|Surface finish||5-15 μm Sa (typical)|
|1With build module in unpack position|
|2Consult site planning guide for more information|
|Nickel||Inconel® 718, Inconel 625®, Hastelloy® C-22, Hastelloy® X, Amperprint® 0233 Haynes® 282®3|
|Titanium||Ti-6Al-4V Grade 5|
|Steel||M300 Tool Steel|
|3Powder is produced by Höganäs under license from Haynes, International, Inc.|
PB-SapphireXC-1MZ.EN.2022-06-04.v0-1.U.USL 0905-12168_D 2022-06-04. Specifications are subject to change without notice.