Velo3D, a metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, today announced a new addition to its Sapphire family of printers with the Sapphire XC 1MZ. The new printer allows customers to print parts one meter in height—with a total build volume that is twice that of the Sapphire XC and nine times larger than the original Sapphire—increasing the addressable use-cases of Velo3D’s end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution.
Sapphire XC 1MZ continues Velo3D’s legacy of delivering leading-edge performance for metal additive manufacturing technology and has the largest laser powder bed fusion print volume from a leading manufacturer. The Sapphire XC 1 MZ system combines Velo3D’s innovative geometric capabilities with the repeatable, standardized processes and validated material properties necessary to achieve distributed manufacturing in a larger format. The Sapphire XC 1MZ was designed based on feedback from customers in the aerospace, energy, and defense industries, with the first systems expected to be delivered to several aerospace companies in late Q3 2022.