Velo3D has announced the sale of a Sapphire metal 3D printing system to Nuclear industrya manufacturer of AI-powered solutions.
Atomic Industries will leverage Velo3D’s metal 3D printing technology to offer customers 3D printed tools and molds.
To this end, the company purchased a Sapphire machine that was calibrated to produce parts from M300 tool steel, an ultra-low carbon alloy that has high strength and hardness properties based on intermetallic compounds rather than carbon content . The material is typically used in high pressure die casting inserts for injection molding.
Atomic Industries is a company that uses artificial intelligence and 3D metal printing to redesign industries with more affordable and repeatable tooling and is the first company to qualify M300 tool steel for injection molding tools with the Sapphire machine. The company has installed its Sapphire system in a newly renovated facility in Detroit and expects it will help further expand its service to industries such as aerospace, automotive and energy.
“Our new Sapphire printer will help Atomic Industries conquer the tools market by qualifying M300 tool steel alongside our customers and demonstrating the full capabilities of 3D printed tools,” commented Aaron Slodov, CEO and co-founder of Atomic Industries. “We look forward to putting the robustness of the Sapphire platform into practice with conformal cooling inserts and other challenging features that will empower our customers. This strategic investment aligns perfectly with our commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in manufacturing.”
“Atomic Industries’ fundamental approach to advanced manufacturing enables them to implement revolutionary technologies without the baggage of legacy solutions, and we are excited to partner with them on their journey to redefine manufacturing capabilities,” added Benny Buller, founder and CEO of Velo3D , adding “It’s not often that we work with a customer who is essentially starting from scratch, and we are confident that with their new Sapphire metal 3D printer and accompanying software they will be able to: to exceed its requirements.” Customers and create new framework conditions for contract manufacturing.”