A 3D-printed volute, which can be used in high-temperature oxidizing environments in rocket engines. - © Velo3D

Visser Precision purchases two Sapphire printers from Velo3D

The Denver-based Contract Manufacturer will receive the first Sapphire printer calibrated for Haynes 214, a Nickel-based superalloy utilized in high-temperature environments for oxidation resistance, and another one calibrated for Inconel 71.

Visser Precision, serving major industries from the racetrack to outer space, has purchased and received two Sapphire printers to expand its 3D-printing capabilities for its aerospace customers. One of the printers delivered is the first Sapphire printer calibrated for Haynes 214, a nickel-based superalloy that is now available as a powder option for all Velo3D customers. The other Sapphire printer is calibrated for Inconel 718, which is commonly used in many aerospace and industrial applications for its high strength and corrosion resistance.

Visser Precision has an extensive background in both polymer and metal 3D printing. The company provides its customers in aerospace, defense, automotive, and industrial tooling with finished parts that are ready to use in their mission-critical applications. Visser Precision purchased its Sapphire printers after a mutual aerospace customer sought to leverage Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology for components in its rocket engines.

Velo3D’s contract manufacturing network allows companies to additively manufacturer parts without having the capital expenditure of a printer. It also gives customers the flexibility to source parts from a variety of suppliers through a distributed supply chain. This is made possible by Velo3D’s fully integrated solution, which includes its Flow print preparation software, Assure quality assurance software, and Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process.