Velo3D, Inc., a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced that Kevton Technologies, a subsidiary of Houston-based contract manufacturer Kevton Industries, has purchased seven Sapphire 3D printers to provide high-quality, additively manufactured parts to its customers.
The first two Sapphire 3D printers are expected to start producing parts for customers in Kevton’s Houston, Texas facility in Q1 2023.
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Kevton Technologies offers a wide range of manufacturing services to its customers, including CNC turning, CNC milling, coordinate measuring machine inspections, wire EDM, and other finishing services. The company holds numerous certifications, including ISO9000/AS9100. Its new additive manufacturing division will work to build on the company’s legacy in key industries.
“Our team is seeing a strong trend towards additive manufacturing—especially within the aerospace industry—and our partnership with Velo3D will help us maintain our leadership position as a provider of manufactured parts within all of our key industries. After meeting with many vendors of additive manufacturing technology, we understood how transformational Velo3D’s fully integrated solution could be for our service offering.”– Kevin Nguyen, President, Kevton Technologies
The purchase of seven Sapphire 3D Printers is one of the largest ever made by a contract manufacturer with Velo3D, and it will position Kevton Technologies as one of the leading suppliers of additively manufactured parts based on Velo3D’s laser powder bed fusion technology.
Benny Buller, CEO of Velo3D said, “Additive manufacturing is seeing extensive growth right now and we’ve only scratched the surface of the adoption we expect to see over the next decade. Companies with the foresight to acquire additive manufacturing technology now will be much better positioned to grow their market share in the coming years. We’re thrilled to be working with Kevton Technologies to help them establish themselves as a provider of mission-critical, additively manufactured metal parts.”
Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology debuted in 2018 and has since seen widespread adoption in the aerospace industry, with customers including Launcher, SpaceX, Hermeus, Lockheed Martin, and Aerojet Rocketdyne using it to construct some of their most complex designs.
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