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Velo3D Utilizes Manufacturing Capabilities for Aerospace Business

Velo3D | April 19, 2022

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Velo3D, Inc., a leader in metal additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical parts, announced that Lockheed Martin had selected Velo3D's end-to-end additive manufacturing solution for its Additive Design & Manufacturing Center, which is evaluating new additive manufacturing technologies for production deployments in Lockheed Martin's Space division. Velo3D was chosen for its strong quality assurance capabilities enabled by its Assure software, which enables layer-by-layer tracking of machine health, component integrity, and build reporting.

Velo3D provided Lockheed Martin with a Sapphire printer, Velo3D's Flow print preparation software, Velo3D's Assure quality assurance and control software, and Velo3D's underlying Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process, which optimizes the additive manufacturing process by combining process simulation, geometry-based detection, and print execution monitoring. This end-to-end solution ensures that mission-critical products printed with Velo3D's additive manufacturing technology retain their design intent. Additionally, it enables customers to make similar components on any Velo3D Sapphire printer, allowing them to expand production capacity simply by adding additional printers to their production facilities anywhere globally or by utilizing Velo3D's network of contract manufacturers.

“The past few years have uncovered weaknesses in the global supply chain, which is causing many companies to evaluate new technologies to feed production of their mission-critical parts and hardware, and distribute their manufacturing processes, An additive manufacturing solution that can print identical parts anywhere you have a printer can not only help solve some very specific, complex challenges in our global supply chain, it can also lower production costs and lead times, and enable the manufacturing of parts in closer proximity to where they are needed.”

Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO and Founder

Velo3D customers benefit from increased productivity and cheaper production costs thanks to the company's latest Sapphire XC system. Additionally, it permits the printing of items with a diameter of 600 mm and a height of up to 550 mm a 500 percent increase over the previous Sapphire system.

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According to this SBN Interactive study, more than half of surveyed B2B manufacturing companies indicated they use social media as part of their manufacturing marketing plan. A closer analysis of a recent study on B2B marketing by Brightcove shows that 87% of B2B brands engage in some form of social media marketing but despite social media’s widespread use by B2B companies, marketing professionals remain largely unsure about its effectiveness.

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