3D printing company VELO3D and Lam Research Corporation have partnered to develop new metal additive manufacturing (AM) materials and designs for the semiconductor industry. Lam plans to significantly increase the volume of parts produced by AM over the next five years, the companies say.

VELO3D will reportedly develop new metal alloys on its Sapphire printer for Lam designs and technologies, while Lam Capital will invest an undisclosed amount in VELO3D.

‘Lam Research is leveraging additive manufacturing as a driver of the innovation that enables our customers to build smaller, faster, more powerful, and power-efficient electronic devices for everyday use,’ said Kevin Jennings, senior vice president of global operations at Lam Research. ‘This joint development arrangement aligns well with Lam’s mission to continuously seek new technologies that push the limits of product design and manufacturing.’

This story uses material from VELO3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.