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Praxair Surface Technologies Partners with Velo3D

PST partners with Velo3D

PST collaborates with Velo3D to Qualify TruForm Metal Powders for Use in Velo3D’s Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology

Velo3D announced the partnership with Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. It is a leading producer of premium specialty alloy-based solutions for the aerospace industry and other key markets. Under the partnership, Velo3D will develop process parameters for new alloys with Praxair’s TruFormTM powders and will qualify PST as an approved supplier of powder for released parameter sets for Velo3D’s additive manufacturing solutions.

PST offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings, materials, and technologies to the aviation, energy and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings and other technologies, PST helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products.

Velo3D enables manufacturers to produce difficult parts previously considered impossible with additive manufacturing. Manufacturers use the Sapphire production system with Velo3D’s Flow print preparation software for the printing of complex geometries that otherwise would have been impossible or non-economical to print due to hard to remove support structures.

Opening of new opportunities

The qualification of powder from leading powder suppliers ensures that Velo3D’s customers can purchase powder directly from the supplier that has demonstrated its powders work in the Velo3D Sapphire metal additive system.

“PST is constantly looking for ways to help expand the number of applications that are addressable by metal additive manufacturing, and Velo3D is a great company to partner with in this effort,” said Andy Shives, business manager for additive manufacturing at PST. “Velo3D’s technology enables the building of difficult geometries, which opens up new opportunities for additive manufacturing across a broad range of applications.”

Stefan Zschiegner, chief product and chief marketing officer at Velo3D said, “Velo3D was founded to enable customers to manufacture any design they can conceive. Praxair is a trusted alloy solution provider and the right kind of partner for Velo3D’s rigorous standards for metal powder quality. Together, we drive adoption of additive for manufacturing.”