Featuring eight 1,000W lasers, the Sapphire XC (for extra capacity) laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printer from VELO3D (Campbell, CA) is up to five times faster than its predecessor, reducing cost per part by up to 75%. The XC uses the same optical-train design, recoater technology, gas-flow technology, and metrology as the Sapphire, but its build volume is 600 mm by 550 mm.
The company’s end-to-end digital manufacturing solution for producing metal parts consists of the printer, Flow print-preparation software and Assure quality assurance software. The integrated system enables support-free 3D printing without comprising quality.
Qualified material alloys include Aluminum F357, Titanium 6AI-4V, Inconel 718 and Hastelloy X.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.