Category Archives: 3D Printing

Massivit to Launch Massivit 3000 Large-Format 3D Printer

LOD, Israel, May 9, 2024 – Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, a leading provider of industrial 3D printing systems, has announced the launch of the new Massivit 3000 large-format 3D printer. The printer will be unveiled at the prestigious drupa tradeshow – the largest international printing industry exhibition that will take place in Dusseldorf, Germany on May 28 to June 7, 2024.

Massivit 3000 (PRNewsfoto/Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd.)

The launch of the Massivit 3000 brings to market a more affordable 3D-printing solution for businesses seeking to leverage high-speed, large-format production capabilities without putting a strain on their finances. The new printer enables a wide range of companies to increase their profit margins and gain a competitive edge by expanding their creative output.

The Massivit 3000 will empower print service providers, event fabricators, and prop makers to expand their offering by providing giant, captivating displays for marketing, retail and advertising campaigns as well as entertainment activations.

The new printer enables ultra high-speed production of unique 3D window displays, dimensional billboards, custom channel letters, 2D/3D combined point-of-purchase displays, interactive event props, theme park scenery, and molds for thermoforming.

Its unique print volume of ~1.2 x 1.5 x 1.8m  (4 x 5 x 6ft) empowers operators to produce giant displays in a single print, thereby significantly cutting down on production time.

In addition to its wide range of creative applications, the Massivit 3000 is built on the same trusted Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP) technology that has been adopted in 40 countries to date, delivering exceptional value and performance. It is also designed with user-friendliness in mind, offering an intuitive interface.

The new printer will be introduced at Massivit’s drupa booth (Hall 9, Booth A08) alongside the company’s 10000-G system – the most advanced of its industrial 3D printers. Live demonstrations of the printers will be running throughout the event. An array of 3D-printed displays and models will be on show as well as a range of purpose-designed printing materials for retail and entertainment environments including a flame-retardant material compliant with the ASTM E84 standard.

Massivit’s CEO, Erez Zimerman, stated “We are very excited about the launch of the Massivit 3000 which marks a significant milestone for Massivit. Our contributions to the advertising and entertainment markets have already been substantial, with the delivery of large-format 3D printing capabilities at unprecedented speed. The introduction of the new Massivit 3000 extends access to this disruptive technology to a much wider range of companies, offering excellent value for money. The highly anticipated global drupa show is the perfect platform for unveiling our new printer to these markets.”

About Massivit

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies is a leading provider of industrial 3D printing solutions for the automotive, marine, rail, furniture, visual communications and themed entertainment markets. The company’s solutions enable cost-effective production of large custom parts, molds, and prototypes at unprecedented speed. The company was founded in 2013 and its headquarters are based in Lod, Israel. Massivit provides comprehensive services to its worldwide community via a network of distributors.

For more information, visit website.

BMF Launches microArch D1025 Dual-Resolution 3D Printer

MAYNARD, MA, May 8, 2024 – To offer more flexibility for customers looking for high precision 3D printing solutions, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) is launching the industry’s first line of hybrid printing solutions for micro-scale and ultra high-resolution applications. The dual resolution microArch D1025 is the first printer in the series, printing in either 10µm or 25µm resolution, or in hybrid mode with both resolutions in the same print layer or in different layers.

Since BMF launched its first printer in 2016, the company now supports over 2,000 customers across the world as they look to iterate and produce more precise parts. Built upon BMF’s patented Projection Micro Stereolithography (PµSL) technology, the microArch D1025 enables more efficiency within the 3D printing process, allowing users across healthcare, electronics, life sciences, and photonics applications to print two resolutions within a single layer.

Using a technique that allows for rapid photopolymerization of layers of liquid polymer using a flash of UV light at micro-scale resolution, the 25µm resolution mode can be used for parts in which the features don’t require ultra-high resolution and 10µm mode supports small, complex features to optimize the 3D printing process. Users also have the ability to choose to print a single build in either 25µm or 10µm depending upon the part geometry, providing greater flexibility and efficiency across all applications and industries.

“Our driving motivation for innovation has been to offer new platforms that can help realize high value applications for 3D printing. Increasingly, we have been pushed by our customers to bring our technology to applications where higher precision and tighter tolerances would result in an overall increase in quality and performance, regardless of part size,” said John Kawola, CEO-Global, BMF. “The launch of the microArch D1025 continues our commitment to answer this call, combining the advances of the microArch S350 25µm platform with the high-resolution capability of our 10-micron printer into one powerful, flexible solution for our customers.”

In addition to offering dual platform capabilities, the microArch D1025 delivers enhanced, built-in automation and easy shifting between resolution modes to optimize the user experience while saving time, resources and cost. To learn more about the microArch D1025, please visit https://bmf3d.com/microarch-d1025/

About Boston Micro Fabrication

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) enables highly precise, micro-scale 3D printing across healthcare, the life sciences, electronics, and machining industries. Using the company’s proprietary PμSL (Projection Micro Stereolithography) technology, the microArch system printers produce the industry’s most accurate and precise high-resolution 3D prints for product development, research, and industrial short run production. Founded in 2016, BMF has offices in Boston, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Tokyo with a research and development center in San Diego.

For more information on BMF, please visit www.bmf3d.com.

Endeavor 3D Integrates Materialise’s CO-AM with HP Tech

LEUVEN, Belgium, May 3, 2024 – Endeavor 3D, a leading contract manufacturer of additive manufacturing, has announced its strategic relationship with Materialise and HP to onboard the Materialise CO-AM Software Platform to bolster its HP 3D printer production capacity. This relationship marks a significant milestone in Endeavor 3D’s commitment to meeting the rising demand of industrial volume production with 3D printing, particularly in highly regulated and demanding industries.

“Endeavor 3D has a strong collaboration with HP, and integrating Materialise CO-AM enables us to offer a better experience for our customers,” said Janet Dickinson, chief operating officer at Endeavor. “CO-AM software is the right tool for us to scale our business and achieve our efficiency initiatives in 2024, which includes a 20% increase in labor productivity and a 30% yield improvement.”

While many manufacturers continue to rely on email, spreadsheets, and whiteboards to run their 3D printing production, Endeavor 3D recognizes these traditional methods are not scalable. In anticipation of the growing demand for 3D-printed applications and the need to future-proof operations, Endeavor 3D has made a crucial decision to digitally transform its processes by implementing the Materialise CO-AM Software Platform to power its fleet of HP Multi-Jet Fusion and Metal Jet 3D Printers. By doing so, Endeavor 3D will streamline its workflow, reduce manual touchpoints, and increase efficiency through automation, maximizing its production output and AM capacity.

The adoption of Materialise CO-AM software with HP 3D printers brings numerous benefits to Endeavor 3D. Incoming requests will be seamlessly stored in CO-AM’s Order Management System, ensuring efficient organization and data storage. Team members will receive automatic notifications about status changes, enabling them to provide quicker responses to customers. When orders are ready for production, files can be seamlessly launched in Materialise Magics software for data and build preparation, then nested via the Magics Nester module. This allows orders to be efficiently batched on build trays while significantly improving Endeavor 3D’s overall production output.

The CO-AM Manufacturing Execution System effectively manages all HP 3D printers on the shop floor, providing real-time sensor data status updates for remote monitoring and quality management. This integrated system also oversees critical processes such as post-processing, finishing, and quality control, ensuring a seamless workflow from production to final delivery.

“We have multiple manufacturing and quality control processes, so this tool also enables us to aggregate them into a more seamless workflow,” Dickinson said. “This update highlights Endeavor 3D’s investment in its quality control systems to ensure the highest quality output on behalf of our customers. Having a software platform that prioritizes qualification makes our overall production more efficient.”

“To scale additive manufacturing, the industry is in need of printers that are designed for high productivity coupled with an integrated end-to-end workflow solution that focuses on lowering the cost of additive parts in production while managing quality. The collaboration between HP and Materialise delivers this solution for Endeavor 3D,” said Arvind Rangarajan, global head of Software and Data, HP Personalization and 3D Printing. He added that a key factor driving industry growth is the willingness of industry players to collaborate and integrate with one another.

“This collaboration with Endeavor 3D and HP empowers us to drive industrial volume production with additive manufacturing,” said Udo Eberlein, VP of software at Materialise. “The openness of the CO-AM Software Platform allows for deep integration with HP technology, which enables Endeavor 3D to optimize its production processes and build a strong foundation to scale as the company acquires more customers and expands its operations.”

Visit HP and Endeavor 3D’s booth S25209 at NPE2024 from June 6 – 10 to learn more about the partnership and see the latest production applications across automotive, consumer, healthcare, and industrial.

About HP

HP Inc. is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services, and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more.

For more information, please visit www.hp.com.

About Endeavor 3D

Endeavor 3D is a leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions and is one of the largest 3D printing contract manufacturing partners in the southeast United States. Endeavor 3D specializes in product design, production, post-processing, and quality control of critical parts and assemblies in the medical device, consumer product, aerospace, and transportation markets. Endeavor 3D combines decades of manufacturing expertise with a cutting-edge 65,000-square-foot facility in Metro Atlanta, GA, to serve as a leading manufacturing partner across sectors. Endeavor 3D is ISO 9001-2015 certified and is an HP Digital Manufacturing Network Partner, certified for best-in-class quality, volume production at scale, and robust quality management.

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates more than three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services that empower sustainable 3D printing applications. Their open, secure, and flexible end-to-end solutions enable flexible industrial manufacturing and mass personalization in various industries — including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, eyewear, art and design, wearables, and consumer goods. Headquartered in Belgium and with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the world’s largest and most complete 3D printing facilities.

Mantle Releases 420 Stainless Steel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 1, 2024 – Mantle, the leader in metal 3D printing technology for toolmaking, announced the release of its 420 Stainless Steel material. This material addition improves toolmaking processes, enhancing speed and efficiency while reducing labor requirements, which is especially beneficial in industries such as medical that require corrosion- resistant tooling.

Mantle 420 Stainless Steel Paste Cartridges copy

Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel is chemically equivalent to traditional 420 stainless steel, which is renowned for its high strength, hardness, corrosion resistance, and polish ability. It is a preferred mold material for a wide range of tooling applications, including components with conformal cooling and medical device tooling, Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel allows manufacturers to rapidly produce production-grade tooling during prototyping and product development, thereby shortening the time to produce steel tooling for validation part molding by as much as 80 percent.

“We are excited to launch this material and make it available for all of our customers,” said Ted Sorom, Mantle’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “By combining the speed and cost reductions enabled by Mantle’s tooling-focused printing system with 420 stainless steel, we help our customers set a new standard for the speed of their product development.”

“We are incredibly pleased with Mantle’s introduction of their 420 Stainless Steel, a mold material critical in the medical device industry. This announcement emphasizes Mantle’s commitment to the continuous improvement of their precision tooling technology,” Melanie Sprague, SVP, healthcare PMO and applications at Spectrum Plastics Group, a DuPont Business. “We look forward to leveraging this material and the Mantle platform to continue providing our customers with the highest-quality medical devices.”

Enhancing Tooling Applications with 420 Stainless Steel

Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel is especially beneficial for tooling applications that employ conformal cooling channels. These channels, only achievable through additive manufacturing, enable more efficient cooling than traditional cooling methods, improving molding performance and reducing cycle times. Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel has excellent corrosion resistance and eliminates the concern of conformal cooling channels clogging due to rust.

Examples of key applications in 420 stainless steel include:

  • Deep-ribbed medical device component mold insert printed with Mantle 420 Stainless Steel. This tool is ideal to fabricate with Mantle’s technology as the deep ribs would otherwise have required extensive sinker-EDM work, adding substantial cost and time. With Mantle, the insert can be printed in just 2.5 days.

    medical device 420 SS

  • Medical luer fitting mold insert printed with Mantle 420 Stainless Steel. Twelve tool variations can be printed, fully unattended, in just 3.5 days.

    medical luer fitting mold

The Only Metal 3D Printer Built for Tooling

Mantle’s precision metal 3D printing technology has been recognized as the premier solution for printing precision tooling, meeting the industry’s stringent requirements for accuracy, surface finish, and tool steel properties that professional toolmakers demand. Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel is the next material in its family of Flowable Metal Pastes, which are precisely tuned to produce best-in-class accuracy and surface finish. Like all other Mantle steels, Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel requires no modifications to toolmaking workflows for secondary operations such as texturing, polishing, welding, and machining.

Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel will be released to customers in the second half of 2024. Customers will deploy Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel without any modifications to hardware; only an over-the-air software update is required.

Attendees of NPE2024, the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, held in Orlando May 6- 10, will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the transformative potential of Mantle’s technology. The company will showcase examples of printed steel tooling applications, including those printed with Mantle’s 420 Stainless Steel.

About Mantle

Mantle designs and produces the only metal 3D printer built specifically for precision tooling. Mantle’s printer accelerates product development by automating how precision tool components are made. Mantle’s metal 3D printing technology delivers the accuracy, surface finish, and tool steel properties required for demanding tooling applications. Tools made with Mantle’s technology have produced millions of parts while reducing tooling lead times and costs, and helping manufacturers solve labor shortages. Mantle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

For more information, visit www.mantle3d.com.

SINTX Technologies Partners with Prodways Printers

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and PARIS, France, Apr 30, 2024 – Advanced technical ceramic company, SINTX Technologies, Inc., and Prodways Printers SAS (Prodways) are pleased to announce they have entered into a deep technical partnership and ceramic slurry supply agreement. SINTX and its subsidiary Technology Assessment and Transfer, Inc. will supply ceramic-filled printable slurries to Prodways and will assist in process development and customer support. The scope of collaboration will allow an end-to-end workflow collaboration on advanced technical ceramics, including in particular casting applications.

SINTX was an early pioneer of the ceramic 3D printing industry, successfully printing components beginning in 1998. The company invested in R&D for more than a decade – successfully growing its capability from prototypes and low-rate production into a true production process. SINTX now sells 3D printed components made from alumina, zirconia, and silica, and also supplies custom printable ceramic-filled resins to customers across multiple industries. In February of 2024, the company announced a multiple year supply agreement with a leading aerospace company.

The team’s 25 years of experience makes SINTX an attractive development partner for Prodways, a manufacturer of 3D printers and a leader in the additive manufacturing industry. SINTX has been actively 3D printing ceramics with the Prodways L5000 since 2018, SINTX is excited to benefit from the technical advancements from the latest Prodways hardware innovations as part of this partnership.

Prodways, a pioneer in industrial 3D printing, will be able to leverage SINTX’s Silica and Alumina qualified slurries on the latest MovingLight machine generation, specifically developed for the demanding requirement of ceramic application. In particular, the machine will provide a unique combination of high resolution and build envelope, while maintaining process scalability with flexible build envelope configuration and process-oriented parameters control.

Ann Kutsch, general manager of the SINTX-Maryland site, commented: “Our outstanding engineering team has 6 years of experience working with Prodways printers, and we have already used their equipment to commercialize multiple resin compositions and part designs. I expect that a more formal partnership will lead to some breakthrough developments and novel solutions for all our customers.”

Vincent Icart, CTO and COO of Prodways, added “Prodways has had a very early exposure to ceramics 3D printing. Before this partnership, we were only supplying customers with internal capabilities development. We are thrilled to bolster our specifically developed MovingLight machineries with SINTX slurries, as our joint expertise will allow us to be an end-to-end solution provider for the most demanding ceramic printing applications.”

About Prodways Group

Prodways Group specializes in industrial and professional 3D printing with a unique position as an integrated European player. The Group has developed across the entire value chain of 3D printing (software, printers, materials, parts & services) with a technologically advanced industrial solution. Prodways Group offers a wide range of 3D printing systems and premium composite, hybrid, or powder materials (SYSTEMS division). The Group also manufactures and markets on-demand parts, prototypes, and small series printed in 3D, in plastic and metal (PRODUCTS division). Prodways Group serves a wide range of sectors, particularly in the medical field.

For further information, visit www.prodways-group.com.

About SINTX Technologies, Inc.

SINTX Technologies is an advanced ceramics company that develops and commercializes materials, components, and technologies for medical and technical applications. SINTX is a global leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of silicon nitride, and its products have been implanted in humans since 2008. Over the past several years, SINTX has utilized strategic acquisitions and alliances to enter into new markets. The company has manufacturing facilities in Utah and Maryland.

For more information on SINTX Technologies or its materials platform, visit www.sintx.com.

Stratasys Launches H350 v1.5 Printer

Announces SAF HighDef Printing Capabilities

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN & REHOVOT, Israel, Apr 26, 2024 – Stratasys announced its new SAF HighDef Printing capabilities and the launch of the H350 printer, version 1.5 (V.1.5) to expand SAF adoption with additional applications and use cases for a growing set of manufacturing end markets.

Stratasys announces new High-Definition Printing capabilities. Seen here are new high-definition sensors and on the end, 3D printed grains of rice. (Photo: Business Wire)

Introducing High Definition

Stratasys’ new HighDef Printing capabilities are designed to allow for more exact, high-definition printing with detailed resolution. This gives manufacturers the ability to rapidly scale their additive manufacturing through reliable repeatability, while creating more intricate parts and expanding their design capabilities. Customers from industries such as aerospace, automotive, and healthcare can take advantage of SAF thermal control to create applications that require smooth, precise features like gears and mechanisms.

“High-definition printing enables tighter tolerances, moving assemblies and a new range of applications for SAF customers,” said Adam Ellis, corporate applications manager, Stratasys. “Bringing HighDef to our customers will help us expand and improve their capabilities and increase their adoption of 3D printing in manufacturing roles.”

Delivered as part of a firmware update, Stratasys’ HighDef Printing will be backwards compatible with previous H350 models and made available to customers at no additional cost.

New Stratasys H350 v1.5 printer, which is now available. (Photo: Business Wire)

The New H350

Stratasys is introducing the new H350 v1.5 printer. This new printer has improved sensors and remote service capabilities, making the printer easier to operate and service. The H350 V1.5 will also come with the new Stratasys HighDef Printing firmware update.

“The new capabilities and the upgraded H350 align with the performance needs that our customers indicated to us, that will allow them to further benefit from additive manufacturing and SAF technology in particular,” said Torben Lange, vice president, SAF Research & Development, Stratasys. “New applications and use cases will allow manufacturers to scale their production, with more intricate parts, without compromising speed or quality.”

About Stratasys

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.

To learn more about Stratasys, visit www.stratasys.com.

SprintRay Introduces MIDAS Digital Press 3D Printer

MIAMI, FL, Apr 24, 2024 – SprintRay, the leader in dental 3D printing, unveiled the company’s most significant innovation to-date to over 250 dental professionals at 3DNext, their summit in Miami. The Midas Digital Press 3D Printer is poised to not only transform dental restoration practices but also inspires an entirely new understanding of the future of 3D printing capabilities.

Midas changes the game for fabricating chairside restorations. It uses patent-pending Digital Press Stereolithography (DPS) to easily print highly viscous, ceramic-filled materials previously thought unprintable.

With Midas, SprintRay revealed the first and only Digital Press Stereolithography (DPS) technology and patent-pending Resin Capsule System, enabling the use of previously unworkable and highly viscous resins with 3D printing. The combined product and technology process sets an entirely new standard for what has been previously possible in 3D printing.

“Materials, more than anything, have dictated what is possible in the dental restoration field,” said Amir Mansouri, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of SprintRay. “The introduction of Midas revolutionizes both the manner in which material is transformed and reveals an entirely new paradigm of what can actually be printed. Until now, materials like ceramics were too thick for traditional 3D printers to handle. Midas changes everything. Not only does this innovation handle today’s ceramic-based materials but sets the stage for future advances in composites and ceramics. We are on the brink of a new era in biomaterial innovation, and we’re thrilled to be leading the charge.”

The Midas Resin Capsule contains everything needed to print a restoration. The pressurized resin chamber houses viscous material that is pressed and dispensed into the build area using hydrodynamic principles. When finished, the build platform is extracted along with the printed restoration.

When Midas becomes available to dental professionals later this year, it will be the first truly new 3D printing methodology to be commercialized in four decades. Combined with SprintRay’s all-new AI Studio design software, chairside design and delivery of restorations will be a faster and more seamless experience than ever before.

Dr. Wally Renne, DMD, a global leader in digital dentistry and co-founder of MOD Institute, said, “SprintRay’s Midas, in my opinion, is the biggest breakthrough in dentistry since September 1985, when the first CEREC inlay was milled. SprintRay has invented a new way to 3D print called ‘digital press stereolithography,’ easily enabling the chairside fabrication of crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers. Their first Midas resin will have over 70% ceramic filler and can be printed in under eight minutes. And that’s just the beginning. Their announced partnership with Ivoclar for material development sets a tone for a very exciting future. Digital dentistry was just upended.”

Simultaneously print three ceramic composite crowns in <8 minutes. Midas sets a new standard for the chairside fabrication of restorations with lifelike aesthetics and outstanding mechanical properties. Midas can also print up to three full contour crowns, six inlays/onlays or nine ultra-thin veneers in a single job.

Digital Press Stereolithography, No Training, Zero Maintenance:

Midas and DPS eliminates viscosity limitations and creates a new platform for material innovation. The patented process removes the boundaries chemists have previously faced to change the mechanical properties and aesthetics of resin. Midas is the first 3D printer ever to use Digital Press Stereolithography (DPS), eliminating the need for large resin vats and other reusable parts. Utilizing a vacuum-sealed Midas Resin Capsule that can print up to three units in less than eight minutes, Midas delivers an incredibly clean, simple workflow without viscosity limitations.

The AI Design Studio:

Complementing the printer, SprintRay introduces AI Studio, a cloud-based design software that automates the creation of dental restorations. AI Studio integrates today with 3Shape, Dexis, and Medit scanners to give doctors the ability to edit and change the design including margin editing, positioning and adaptation adjustments, and edits to anatomy – all without requiring any CAD experience. A single click sends designs to Midas, including any STL design file from any dental design software or lab for maximum convenience.

“Midas has changed what we view as possible in 3D printed materials. This new open platform allows an entire industry of material science innovators to explore a new galaxy of solutions. Biomaterial has a very exciting future that is going to result in monumental benefits for our customers and patients alike,” said Ehsan Barjasteh, Ph.D., head of the SprintRay Biomaterial Innovation Lab.

Midas and AI Studio, combined with NanoCure, signify a monumental advancement in dental restoration manufacturing, characterized by speed, simplicity, and groundbreaking innovation in restorative materials. The waitlist for Midas is now open, with deliveries set to begin in Q4 2024. For more information visit sprintray.com

About SprintRay

SprintRay is a dental technology company that builds end-to-end 3D printing ecosystems for dental professionals. SprintRay designs and manufactures user-friendly and cutting-edge dental solutions including 3D printers and post-processing ecosystems, 3D printing software featuring AI technology, and innovative 3D resins. Dental care providers can deliver best-in-class service by leveraging SprintRay’s highly-specialized, affordable technologies.

For more information, visit https://sprintray.com/.

Velo3D Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Appoints Hull Xu as Chief Financial Officer

CAMPBELL, CA, Apr 23, 2024 – Velo3D, Inc., a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced changes to its leadership structure as well as that its re-alignment initiatives to maximize cash flow and operational efficiency remain on plan.

The company has appointed Hull Xu as its new chief financial officer, replacing acting CFO Bernard Chung, who will leave the Company on April 29, 2024 following the acceptance of another opportunity. Mr. Xu brings more than 15 years of corporate finance experience in the technology industry, most recently with Cepton, Inc. as chief financial officer as well as significant capital markets and investment banking experience at the Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays Capital, and GE Capital. He will be responsible for the company’s finance, accounting, treasury, corporate development, and investor relations activities. Mr. Xu holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Additionally, Michelle Sidwell, the company’s executive vice president of global sales and business development has been appointed to the newly created position of chief commercial officer to unify sales, product strategy, and the company’s customer service initiatives. She will now oversee the company’s sales, marketing, customer service and business development organizations. The company also announced that Renette Youssef, chief marketing officer, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Hull as chief financial officer. He is a highly accomplished financial executive who brings more than 15 years in financial, operating and capital market experience to Velo3D and his knowledge will be critical in the execution of our strategic priorities,” said Brad Kreger, CEO of Velo3D. “I would also like to thank Bernie for his dedication and guidance, especially over the last 6 months, as we positioned the Company for future success and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

“Additionally, we are also pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Sidwell as our chief commercial officer. Michelle has been instrumental in rebuilding our bookings pipeline in addition to working tirelessly to improve the success of our customers. We believe that by combining all customer facing responsibilities into one organization, we will improve organizational efficiency, accelerate our ability to respond to customer feedback and provide a comprehensive go to market approach.”

“Overall, I am very pleased with our strategic initiative execution so far this year. We are successfully rebuilding our backlog and pipeline as we booked $27 million in new orders since mid-December 2023. Also, our efforts to improve system reliability are paying off as we are seeing increased orders from existing customers while rapidly expanding our footprint in the defense sector. Finally, we are continuing to execute on our cost realignment programs to improve margins and cash flow.”

About Velo3D

Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are built. However, legacy metal AM has been greatly limited in its capabilities since its invention almost 30 years ago. This has prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful parts, restricting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable.

Velo3D has overcome these limitations so engineers can design and print the parts they want. The company’s solution unlocks a wide breadth of design freedom and enables customers in space exploration, aviation, power generation, energy, and semiconductor to innovate the future in their respective industries. Using Velo3D, these customers can now build mission-critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture. The fully integrated solution includes the Flow print preparation software, the Sapphire family of printers, and the Assure quality control system—all of which are powered by Velo3D’s Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process. The company delivered its first Sapphire system in 2018 and has been a strategic partner to innovators such as SpaceX, Honeywell, Honda, Chromalloy, and Lam Research. Velo3D has been named as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

For more information, please visit Velo3D.com.