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Wagner Machine Co. turns to VELO3D system for aluminum 357 parts

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VELO3D delivered a new aluminum F357 metal AM solution to Wagner Machine Company, a second-generation, precision machine shop with a reputation for building “the impossible”.

“When everyone else says it can’t be done, people come to us,” said Kurt Wagner, CEO, Wagner Machine Company. “We recently had a customer ask us to make a brazed assembly that was impossible due to space constraints and other requirements. We suggested 3D printing, which was their original plan, but other 3D printing companies they consulted said the part would be impossible to print due to thin walls and pressure requirements. VELO3D was able to print the assembly as a single piece on a Sapphire and it met all the customer’s performance requirements”.

Wagner Machine, founded in 1982, is a one-stop-shop for advanced manufacturing with capabilities including 3- and 5-axis CNC mill, CNC lathe, CNC swiss, wire EDM, abrasive waterjet, and a variety of precision grinding and other support processes. Adding VELO3D metal AM aligns with the company vision to be a knowledgeable, capable and innovative source for high-precision manufacturing. “VELO3D ’s real-time monitoring of the 3D printing process from start to finish with their integrated Assure quality assurance software, is perfect for metal AM” said Wagner. “They offer advanced capabilities available in metal AM, with process control, traceability, and build monitoring. This expands our ability to serve more aerospace and defense customers who need complex, high-value, mission-critical parts”.

Aluminum F357 is a foundry-grade, high-performance alloy that is certified for mission-critical applications. VELO3D’s ability to accurately and repeatably print optimized parts from F357 frees designers and engineers across a range of demanding industries to achieve part consolidation and performance requirements that previously they could only imagine.

“We thrive on working with companies who are constantly redefining what is possible,” said Benny Buller, founder, and CEO, VELO3D. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Wagner Machine because they have the kind of innovative mindset that’s open to exploring everything that AM makes possible, allowing for a new wave of innovation and supply chain flexibility”.

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