Additive manufacturing (AM) company VELO3D has reported what it says is record sales growth in Q3, with sales totaling US$15 million. This brings total sales for the first year of commercialization to US$24 million.

VELO3D launched its Sapphire 3D metal printer in Q4 2018, which was the first quarter of commercial sales.Where existing powder-bed AM machines will typically require supports for angles below 45 degrees, the Sapphire 3D printer can handle angles below 10 degrees, the company says.

‘VELO3D’s commercial launch was exactly a year ago and we have received very positive reception from the market,’ says Benny Buller, VELO3D CEO.

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