Italian contract manufacturer acquires a Velo3D Sapphire printer

Italian precision machining contract manufacturer Ci-Esse Srl has purchased a Sapphire printer from Velo3D Inc and become the first member of its contract manufacturer network in Italy.

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This new, fully integrated metal additive manufacturing solution will be used to produce parts for Ci-Esse's customers in aerospace, defense, motorsports and other industries. Ci-Esse’s Sapphire printer will be calibrated to produce parts using Inconel 718 metal powder and will be based at the company’s additive manufacturing facility in Fiorano Modenese, Italy.

Benny Buller, Velo3D founder and CEO, said: “The overlap of industries served by Velo3D and Ci-Esse is quite extensive, and I foresee a long and fruitful partnership where we learn from one another as we serve our joint customers. We look forward to seeing what their customers produce with Ci-Esse’s new 3D printing capabilities.”

“One of our core values at Ci-Esse is to strive for perfection in every part we deliver to a customer,” said Giorgio Canali, Ci-Esse CEO. “Velo3D’s solution, with its quality assurance and pre-print software, is an excellent complement to our extensive history of delivering parts produced with the highest quality. The fully integrated solution will help us monitor the quality of the parts we produce for our customers to add an extra level of validation in our quality.”