Velo3D Inc, a leading company in metal additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical parts, announced that Kevton Technologies, a subsidiary of Houston-based contract manufacturer Kevton Industries, has acquired seven Sapphire printers to provide its customers with parts manufactured from additively high quality. The purchase is one of the largest ever with Velo3D from a subcontractor and will establish Kevton Technologies as a leading supplier of additively manufactured parts based on laser bed fusion technology. Velo3D powder. The first two Sapphire printers are expected to begin producing parts for customers in Q1 2023 at Kevton’s facility in Houston, Texas.
“Our team sees a strong trend towards additive manufacturing, particularly in the aerospace industry, and our partnership with Velo3D will help us maintain our leadership position as a supplier of manufactured parts across all of our key industries,” said Kevin Nguyen, president of Kevton Technologies. “After meeting with many additive manufacturing technology providers, we realized how Velo3D’s fully integrated solution could transform our service offering.”
Kevton Technologies offers its customers a range of manufacturing services including CNC turning, CNC milling, coordinate measuring machine inspections, wire EDM and other finishing services. The company has a long list of certifications, including ISO9000/AS9100. Its new additive manufacturing division will strive to continue the company’s legacy in its key industries. For more information see the IDTechEx
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“Additive manufacturing is currently experiencing strong growth and we have only scratched the surface of the adoption we expect to see over the next decade,” said Benny Buller, CEO of Velo3D. “Companies that plan to acquire additive manufacturing technology now will be in a much better position to grow their market share in the years to come. We are excited to work with Kevton Technologies to help them establish themselves as a supplier of critical additive solutions. manufactured metal parts.”
Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology debuted in 2018 and has since been widely adopted in the aerospace industry, with customers including Launcher, SpaceX, Hermeus, Lockheed Martin
and Aerojet Rocketdyne using it to build some of their most complex designs.
Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are made. However, legacy metal AM has been significantly limited in its capabilities since its invention nearly 30 years ago. This prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful pieces, limiting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable. Velo3D has overcome these limitations so engineers can design and print the parts they want. The company’s solution unlocks design freedom and enables customers in space exploration, aviation, power generation, energy and semiconductors to innovate the future in their respective industries. Thanks to Velo3D, these customers can now build critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture. The end-to-end solution includes Flow print preparation software, the Sapphire family of printers and the Assure quality control system, all powered by Velo3D’s Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process. The company delivered its first Sapphire system in 2018 and has been a strategic partner for innovators including SpaceX, Honeywell, Honda
, Chromalloy and Lam Research. Velo3D has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the world’s most innovative companies for 2021. For more information, please visit www.Velo3D.com
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