VELO3D and Honeywell Aerospace, a leading user of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, announced a partnership to qualify VELO3D’s Sapphire system as a viable manufacturing platform for 3D print production of aircraft components.
The Sapphire system was selected for its ability to build complex geometries without support structures.
The VELO3D Sapphire system will be in Honeywell Aerospace’s Phoenix facility. The qualification process is underway and is focused on INCONEL, a nickel-based superalloy well suited for extreme temperatures. VELO3D will provide expertise in developing suitable parameter sets for Honeywell Aerospace to complete material qualification using the Sapphire system to achieve optimal material properties. The qualification process is anticipated to be completed by the third quarter of this year.