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Atomic Industries Acquires Sapphire 3D Printer for M300 Steel |  VoxelMatters

Atomic Industries Acquires Sapphire 3D Printer for M300 Steel | VoxelMatters

Atomic Industries, a manufacturer of AI-powered manufacturing solutions, has acquired a fully integrated sapphire metal additive manufacturing solution from Velo3D. This acquisition enables Atomic Industries to offer its customers production services using metal 3D printing for tool and mold making.

The solution includes a Sapphire metal 3D printer calibrated to produce parts from M300 tool steel, an ultra-low carbon alloy with high strength and hardness properties derived from intermetallic compounds. This acquisition underscores Atomic Industries’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of precision engineering and advanced manufacturing to provide its customers with high-quality tooling parts for efficient, standardized production lines.

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“Our new Sapphire printer will play a key role in helping Atomic Industries enter the tools market by qualifying M300 tool steel to our customers and demonstrating the full power of 3D printed tools,” said Aaron Slodov, CEO and co-founder from Atomic Industries. “We are excited to demonstrate the robustness of the Sapphire platform with challenging features such as compliant cooling inserts to provide our customers with more options. This investment fits perfectly with our commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in manufacturing.”

Atomic Industries is a leader in advanced manufacturing, leveraging AI and metal 3D printing to offer more affordable and repeatable tools. The company’s Sapphire printer will operate in a newly renovated facility in Detroit and produce tools for customers in the aerospace, automotive and energy industries. Atomic Industries is the first company to qualify M300 tool steel for injection molding tools using the Sapphire printer.

M300 tool steel, known for its strength, toughness and wear resistance, has long been used in die casting applications and tooling. With Velo3D’s fully integrated solution, customers can now 3D print tool inserts made from this alloy, extending tool insert life and minimizing downtime on production lines. The alloy is primarily used in high-pressure die-casting applications for injection molding, where efficient cooling is important.

“Atomic Industries’ innovative approach to advanced manufacturing allows them to introduce cutting-edge technologies without the limitations of legacy solutions. We are excited to partner with them in their mission to redefine the possibilities of manufacturing,” concluded Benny Buller, Founder and CEO of Velo3D. “It is rare that we work with a customer who is essentially starting from scratch, and we are confident that their new Sapphire metal 3D printer, along with accompanying software, will enable them to meet customer expectations “To surpass and set a new standard for contract manufacturing.”

Since its debut in 2018, Velo3D’s Sapphire metal 3D printer has revolutionized the metal additive manufacturing landscape. It introduced printing features that could not be achieved with traditional metal 3D printers, such as: B. minimizing or even eliminating supports. Velo3D achieved this by combining hardware, software and underlying manufacturing processes into a fully integrated solution that could produce repeatable, consistent results on any Sapphire printer calibrated for the same metal alloy.