It’s not over until the FAT

VELO3D’s Factory Acceptance TestingFor 3D printing, industry evangelists like to promote the idea that “complexity is free.” But in reality, metal additive manufacturing (AM) is complicated. Furthermore, we are beginning to see metal 3D Printing ...
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Turning the Corner: Large Inner Diameter Builds

Conventional AM systems often require redesigning the part to make them easier to print but, in many cases, redesigning is not an option. Redesigning can drive higher requalification costs making a redesign unfeasible and uneconomical. For AM to ...
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Finding the Missing Link: Second Sourcing Legacy Designs with AM

Today, Additive Manufacturing (AM), is mostly used for prototyping and project work. There are some examples of production, but annual revenue from orders in excess of six figures is far too rare.   To be sure, AM has the ability to simplify and ...
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Who’s Afraid of the Big Tall Build?

Metal AM gives engineers the opportunity to design higher performance parts with a much simpler manufacturing workflow than traditional manufacturing (think: rocket engines).But, in many cases, taller and larger parts will be no-bid or priced too ...
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Guest Blog: The Evolution of Design Rules

  The roles and rules of design are changing. As the capabilities of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) progress through larger engineering ranks, we see enormous benefits in terms of efficient design and streamlined workflow.  It ...
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Correcting Deformation Before the Build Begins

  3D Printing or Additive manufacturing (AM) will take us beyond our limits and open doors to innovation. But, while it opens new frontiers of what is possible in production, AM is in many ways, still its own frontier. Advances in software, ...
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2019 Breakthroughs for Additive Manufacturing

  2019 is poised to become the breakthrough year when 3D metal printing advances beyond prototyping to finally deliver on its promise to revolutionize manufacturing technology. Additive manufacturing (AM) will become the preferred choice for ...
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VELO3D, Boom Technology and Supersonic Flight

Just over 15 years ago on October 24th, 2003 the Concorde flew its last flight. Since then there have been no options for supersonic air travel unless you are a fighter pilot or astronaut, and as someone who focused on super- and hypersonics in ...
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Takeaways from the Munich Tech Conference

The one-of-a-kind Munich Tech Conference (MTC) offered the VELO3D team an excellent chance to participate in the advancement of the discussion around additive manufacturing (AM). The vision, shared by leaders including Oerlikon and its chairman ...
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