Vertex Manufacturing Installing Velo3D AM Machine to Meet Growing Complex-Part Demand

July 1, 2021

Vertex Manufacturing, Cincinnati, OH, is set to take delivery of a Velo3D Sapphire additive manufacturing (AM) system, slated to print metal parts from nickel-based Inconel 718 beginning in mid-July 2021. The system reportedly will help Vertex meet growing demand for complex metal parts, and function alongside the company’s stable of CNC machining equipment and other manufacturing machinery.

Vertex, AS9100-, ISO13485- and ITAR-certified, was formed by Greg Morris, Steve Rengers and Tim Warden, previously of Morris Technologies Inc. (MTI), note Velo3D officials. At MTI, they leveraged their AM expertise on projects such as GE Aviation’s 3D-printed LEAP engine fuel nozzle, one of the first metal-AM parts certified for flight by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. 

“With unique technology providing the capability to create production parts that would be impractical or impossible using other methods, (our new AM system will give customers) more freedom to design and engineer some of the most complex geometries imaginable,” says Morris, Vertex co-founder and CEO. “This is the essence of why Steve, Tim and I started Vertex Manufacturing—to help customers leverage the most advanced manufacturing technologies and push the boundaries of what is possible.” 

Where MTI primarily focused on prototyping use cases, Vertex was created to focus on both development and production programs. Vertex reportedly plans to add additional Velo3D systems based on customer feedback.

“As we move forward,” says Morris, “we want to leverage the knowledge and experience our team has in bringing products to market or taking them to production to bring a stronger focus on pursuing production programs, whether it’s traditional manufacturing, advanced metal AM or a combination of both.” 

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
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See also: Velo3D

Technologies: Powder-Bed Systems


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