Bike3D today announced that Star Hagen Aerospace, a supplier of high quality production parts for aerospace companies, has joined the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network. This comes with StarHagen’s purchase of the Sapphire metal 3D printing system from the additive manufacturing company.
The Sapphire printer acquired by the company is calibrated to print in Inconel 625, a high-strength nickel-based superalloy design, and to withstand 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,” said Scott Anderson, CEO of StarHagen.
StarHagen specializes in manufacturing with extreme precision for the manufacture of prototypes and production volumes. The company currently operates a variety of CNC machines, including those capable of 4 and 5 axis machining, enabling the production of turnkey parts for customers.
Headquartered in Mooresville, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, StarHagen will be the first Velo3D contract builder network located on the East Coast of the United States.
Charlotte’s manufacturing industry has already seen widespread adoption of additive manufacturing. The city is home to several additive manufacturing service offices, which help customers with part design and other services.
“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 subcontractors,” said Benny Buller, CEO and founder of Velo3D. “StarHagen’s extensive experience in providing high quality parts for critical aerospace applications makes the company an excellent candidate for a Sapphire printer.”
Velo3D recently announced a partnership with Hartech Group distribute Velo3D technology to US government agencies, including the defense department.
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