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Sapphire® 3D Printer

The next generation laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing system designed for SupportFree metal 3D printing. 

 

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VELO3D's Sapphire® is the next generation laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing system designed for SupportFree metal 3D printing. 

Additive Manufacturing  Production-Level

The VELO3D Sapphire® system is designed from the ground up with high volume manufacturing in mind. It comprises a 315 mm diameter by 400 mm height build envelope, with high throughput dual kW laser operation. 

Built for Real-World Manufacturing 

To maximize productivity, Sapphire features an integrated in-situ process metrology that enables first-of-a-kind closed loop melt pool control. 

Unlimited Design Innovation 

While conventional 3D printing systems often require supports for any geometry below 45°, VELO3D’s Sapphire uniquely enables engineers to realize designs with overhangs down to 0° (horizontal), and large inner diameters without supports. 

You’re just one part away! 

In just a short year, 3D Printing has changed enormously.

Today, the obsolescence of a few rules combined with a semiconductor quality mindset have changed the game. 

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Metal 3D printing

Specifications

The VELO 3D Sapphire® 3D Printer represents the next generation in metal laser powder bed fusion for additive manufacturing. While conventional systems often require supports for any surface below 45 degrees, Sapphire uniquely enables manufacturers to realize designs with overhangs lower than 10 degrees.

Sapphire is designed from the ground up with high volume manufacturing in mind and features an integrated in-situ process metrology that enables the first and only closed loop melt pool control.

Additive Manufacturing: Production-Level

Enabling SupportFree Geometries:

  • Low angles down to 10 degrees (vs 45 degrees with conventional AM) enables impossible geometries and significantly less post processing.
  • Large inner diameters up to 40 mm (vs 10 mm with conventional AM) enables manifolds, volutes and crossovers.
  • High aspect ratios up to 500:1 (vs 8:1 with conventional AM) enables high performance heat exchangers and assemblies

Made for Production:

  • In-situ metrology sensors reduce variances between builds, parts, and machines.
  • Non-contact recoater eliminates risk of part collision protecting both the build and the recoater.
  • Complete documentation and traceability of system calibration and build performance.
  • Unique closed loop melt pool control enables low angle skins and improves process stability.

Laser and Optics Fidelity:

  • In-situ, automatic optics metrology and calibration.
  • Non-fouling laser window (no cleaning required).

Powder Bed Uniformity:

  • Non-contact recoater.
  • Per-layer 3D powder bed height mapping.
  • Powder reservoir sufficient for two full builds.

Environmental Control:

  • Sub-10 ppm O2 during normal operation.
  • Active humidity monitoring.
  • Ambient temp and pressure operation.
  • Chamber gas flows highly regulated.
  • High efficiency spatter removal during recoat.
  • Moisture dried from powder continuously.
  • Build volume: 315 mm diameter x 400 mm
  • Lasers: Dual 1 kW laser operation
  • Laser class: Class 1 Laser Product
  • Available materials: IN718, Ti6Al4V
  • Typical throughput: Up to 60 cc/hr
  • Typical surface finish: 5-15 μm Sa
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Our portfolio is based on high end industrial solutions.

Using top end Polymers, fiber reinforced composites metal.

With a long list of advantages to each solution covering a wide range of the specific needs by application.

Durable, reliable precise tool set alongside of uncompromised service - assuring your success.

Sapphire® XC
Sapphire® XC

Large Format 3D Metal Printer

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Sapphire® XC will give users up to 5X productivity improvement and 75% cost reduction per part when compared to the existing Sapphire system.

The New Laser Powder Bed Fusion Printer (LPBF)

Sapphire® XC uses the same advanced functionality designed into the standard Sapphire while expanding the build volume to 600mm Ø by 550 mm z-height and increasing throughput by a factor of five—capable of both higher volume production and larger single parts. 

PRE-ORDER your 3D Solution 

The Sapphire® XC is available for pre-order today 

*Limited Pre-Orders Available

Learn more about the value of the Sapphire® XC large format system and how it addresses unmet customer needs. 

Sapphire® XC Velo 3d printer Features 

Consistent architecture: Utilizes the same optical-train design, recoater technology, gas-flow technology, and metrology as the current Sapphire. 

The Sapphire® XC uses the same optical design, recoater, gas flow, control, and monitoring capabilities, parts produced for Sapphire® can be printed on the Sapphire® XC with the same process conditionals and material properties. 

Qualified material alloys 

Compatible alloys include Aluminum F357, Titanium 6AI-4V, INCONEL® 718 and HASTELLOY® X. 

SupportFree Metal 3D Printing 

Velo3D separates itself from existing powder bed fusion solutions with its unique ability to print low angles and over-hangs down to zero degrees, as well as large diameters and inner tubes up to 100 mm without the need for supports. 

Sapphire® XC Pre-Order 

Delivery of Sapphire XC will begin in Q4 2021. 

Early pre-order of Sapphire® XC secures a price and an early manufacturing slot for the system. Pre-order your Sapphire® XC today to secure a price and early delivery schedule. 

Existing orders for Sapphire® XC will consume all available manufacturing slots for Q4 ’21 and most of Q1 ’22. 

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Sapphire® XC
Velvo 3D software
Flow™ Pre-Print Software

Process Aware, Simulation Driven
Print Preparation Software

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Assure™ Quality Assurance
and Control System

Flow™ Software ensures predictable print outcomes while reducing preparation time. Driven by an integrated simulator and co-developed with Sapphire®, Flow enables parts not previously possible with Additive Manufacturing (AM).

Flow™ Software eliminates the frustration of print preparation

  • A faster workflow that preserves the designer’s intent.
  • Fewer print errors and a streamlined, simplified user experience.

Manufacture Any Design - Deliver On AM’s Biggest Promise

Flow™ enables SupportFree for metal; VELO3D’s unique ability to print low angles, large diameters and inner diameters without supports. It overcomes historical limitations so engineers are free to innovate and accelerate product performance.

Deliver Predictable Print Outcomes

An integrated simulation engine predicts print outcome and applies print deformation correction to the part, assuring that the part will print exactly as designed the first time and every time in production.

Accelerate Print Preparation with Flow Native CAD Workflow

Flow™ Pre-Print Software native CAD workflow, helps engineers preserve the design intent. It makes metal 3D printing more accessible by integrating smart tools that help users with orientation strategy, support generation, print simulation, persurface process application, and process review.

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Flow™ Pre-Print Software
Sapphire® 3D Printer
Sapphire® 3D Printer

The next generation laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing system designed for SupportFree metal 3D printing. 

 

20210325144051.794.png

VELO3D's Sapphire® is the next generation laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing system designed for SupportFree metal 3D printing. 

Additive Manufacturing  Production-Level

The VELO3D Sapphire® system is designed from the ground up with high volume manufacturing in mind. It comprises a 315 mm diameter by 400 mm height build envelope, with high throughput dual kW laser operation. 

Built for Real-World Manufacturing 

To maximize productivity, Sapphire features an integrated in-situ process metrology that enables first-of-a-kind closed loop melt pool control. 

Unlimited Design Innovation 

While conventional 3D printing systems often require supports for any geometry below 45°, VELO3D’s Sapphire uniquely enables engineers to realize designs with overhangs down to 0° (horizontal), and large inner diameters without supports. 

You’re just one part away! 

In just a short year, 3D Printing has changed enormously.

Today, the obsolescence of a few rules combined with a semiconductor quality mindset have changed the game. 

Read more
Sapphire® 3D Printer
Assure™ Quality Assurance & Control System
ASSURE SYSTEM

Assure™ Quality Assurance
and Control System

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Provides unprecedented traceability of machine health, part integrity, and build reporting.

Working in concert with Sapphire® and Flow™, Assure, a revolutionary quality control system, enables visibility into every layer of the build through real-time, multisensor, physics-based excursion detection algorithms.

Assure™ validates printed part quality to provide the transparency needed for volume production

Pre-build System Calibration

Assure™ helps you understand if machine health is optimal before a build begins. Assure monitors optics, sensors,consumables, and powder bed quality, and displays the data directly on the dashboard for all printers.

Real-time Monitoring and Alerts

Assure™ enables engineers to track the quality and progress of Sapphire machines real-time via Assure’s secure, on-site servers.

In-Situ Defect Detection
Assure™ substantiates the part quality needed for volume production by predicting bulk material properties, in real-time, for each part.

Detailed Build Report

Assure™ automatically generates a build report that can form the foundation of a Certificate of Compliance. This report offers full traceability of system performance and any predicted part defects during the build.

Part Quality
In real time, Assure predicts bulk material properties for each part through a multi-sensor defect detection system. Print health
is determined by combining data from multiple sensors, including meltpool emission monitoring, and X, Y and Z mapping
of the powder bed to provide a reliable real-time indication of part quality. Assure™ also provides a detailed build report for
each part after the print completes. This quality control system accelerates the move to production by verifying part-to-part
consistency to enable ramp-up.

Printer Health
Assure™ tracks and reports Sapphire’s ‘pre-flight’ check prior to each build, ensuring that parameters are within specification.
During a build, the system validates that critical parameters such as powder bed health, consumables, chamber atmosphere,
and optics, stay in spec. All together, these checks validate that the Sapphire printers are ready to print and stay within
specification during a print.

Operational Performance
VELO3D‘s Assure™ Quality Assurance and Control System, also offers many tools to help manage the factory floor. Assure provides a dashboard that tracks each
printer’s health and printer performance metrics. Engineers will be able to focus in on utilization trends, system availability
data, consumables status, and advanced analytics. Each build includes a detailed build report that contains part quality data
and printer health results for the part. With this set of information, VELO3D is making it easier to qualify parts with less effort
and to move AM into production.

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ASSURE SYSTEM
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