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Kevton Applied sciences acquires seven Sapphire 3D printers


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Kevton Applied sciences, a subsidiary of Houston-based contract producer Kevton Industries, has acquired seven Sapphire 3D printers from Velo3D to supply its prospects with high-quality, additively manufactured elements. The acquisition is one the most important ever with Velo3D from a contract producer and can make Kevton Applied sciences one of many prime suppliers of additively manufactured elements counting on Velo3D’s laser powder mattress fusion expertise. The primary two Sapphire printers are scheduled to start producing elements for patrons in Q1, 2023 in Kevton’s Houston, Texas facility.

“Our staff is seeing a robust development in the direction of additive manufacturing—particularly throughout the aerospace business—and our partnership with Velo3D will assist us preserve our management place as a supplier of manufactured elements inside all of our key industries,” mentioned Kevin Nguyen, Kevton Applied sciences President. “After assembly with many distributors of additive manufacturing expertise, we understood how transformational Velo3D’s absolutely built-in resolution might be for our service providing.”

Kevton Technologies acquires seven Sapphire 3D printers, one the largest purchases ever from a contract manufacturer

Kevton Applied sciences gives its prospects with an array of producing providers, together with CNC turning, CNC milling, coordinate measuring machine inspections, wire EDM, and different ending providers. The corporate has an intensive record of certifications, together with ISO9000/AS9100. Its new additive manufacturing division will work to proceed the corporate’s legacy inside its key industries.

“Additive manufacturing is seeing in depth development proper now and we’ve solely scratched the floor of the adoption we anticipate to see over the subsequent decade,” mentioned Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO. “Firms with the foresight to amass additive manufacturing expertise now can be a lot better positioned to develop their market share within the coming years. We’re thrilled to be working with Kevton Applied sciences to assist them set up themselves as a supplier of mission-critical, additively manufactured steel elements.”

Velo3D’s additive manufacturing expertise made its debut in 2018 and has since seen in depth adoption within the aerospace business, with prospects like Launcher, SpaceX, Hermeus, Lockheed Martin, and Aerojet Rocketdyne utilizing it to construct a few of their most complicated designs.

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