Velo3D provides new AM printer for energy industry
The new Sapphire XC printer is calibrated to print metal parts in Inconel 718. (Image: Velo 3D)
Velo3D has announced that Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology (SBOT), a provider of high-precision components for the oil and gas industry, has bought a large-format printer to expand its additive manufacturing capabilities.
The new Sapphire XC printer is calibrated to print metal parts in Inconel 718 and will support the growing demand for 3D-printed parts from SBOT customers, Velo3D says. The company's latest printer supports the printing of large-scale components up to 600mm in diameter and 550mm in height.
Velo3D says the Sapphire XC 3D printer enables the production of complex, mission-critical parts with one of the largest print volumes available.
"Additive manufacturing continues to see growing adoption and through Velo3D's Sapphire XC 3D printer, our team can scale up the production of parts for customers with the Sapphire XC’s 400% throughput increase over the original Sapphire,” said Campbell MacPherson, SBO EVP of Advanced Manufacturing. “It will also increase the addressable use-cases for metal additive manufacturing by unlocking the capability of producing larger parts, allowing us to maintain our position as a leader in the industry.”