August 5, 2022
Velo3D, Inc. reports that StarHagen, a provider of production parts for aerospace companies, has joined the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network with the purchase of an end-to-end solution from the additive manufacturing technology company. The Sapphire printer acquired by the company is calibrated to print in Inconel 625, a nickel-based superalloy designed for high-strength, and to resist high temperatures and corrosion.
“Our team has extensive experience manufacturing high-value parts for aerospace applications and to maintain our leadership position in the industry we knew we needed an additive manufacturing solution,” says Scott Anderson, StarHagen managing director. “In our evaluation of offerings on the market we found that none could exceed the capabilities delivered by Velo3D.”
StarHagen specializes in manufacturing for prototype and production volume manufacturing. In addition to its new Sapphire printer, the company also operates various CNC machines, including those capable of four and five-axis machining, which will enable it to provide complete turnkey parts for its customers. StarHagen has experience working with exotic alloys, including those commonly used in aerospace applications like Inconel 625. The company is AS9100 certified.
“While Velo3D provides many OEM customers with additive manufacturing technology for their in-house machine shops, many aerospace companies prefer to obtain finished parts from known and trusted contract manufacturers,” says Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO and founder. “StarHagen’s extensive experience in delivering high quality parts for mission-critical aerospace applications makes the company a great candidate for a Sapphire printer.”
Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. StarHagen reportedly will be the first Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network located on the eastern U.S. coast.
StarHagen selected Velo3D in part due to its ease of use. Once operational, Velo3D Sapphire printers can easily be monitored by operators like those experienced in traditional CNC machining.
Velo3D has a partner ecosystem of contract manufacturers, service bureaus, and resellers. To find a partner visit velo3d.com/partners.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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