Modena-based CRP Meccanica, an industry-leader in the field of high-precision CNC machining, offers after-sales support, service, maintenance, and production-phase backup for the California company’s advanced additive manufacturing systems

CRP Meccanica—a 50 years’ leader in high-precision CNC machining services with 20 years’ experience in the field of metal additive technologies—has signed an agreement with VELO3D to be an exclusive distributor for VELO3D’s advanced SupportfreeTM Metal 3D printing systems in the Italian market. It is also empowered to sell the equipment in some other parts of Europe on an account basis, as well as provide after-sales support, service, maintenance, and production backup to customers throughout the region.

"We are leading the revolution in additive manufacturing technology,” says Cevolini. “VELO3D’s Sapphire® AM solution is the next generation in metal laser powder bed fusion. It’s a real game-changer for highly exacting industrial fields like aerospace, oil & gas and motorsports. Our company’s international reputation for expertise will help VELO3D transform the Italian and European metal 3D printing markets.”

“CRP Meccanica is unique with its more than half a century of experience serving high-tech industries with precision CNC machining and advanced manufacturing processes,” says Benny Buller, founder and CEO of VELO3D. “Their 20 years working with metal AM technologies have led them to appreciate the significant technological and customer benefits that our Sapphire system represents, so they are an excellent partner for us to support the Italian and greater-European markets.”

“We are ready to embrace this cutting-edge technology, combining it with our expertise in serving the most demanding industrial sectors and delivering extraordinary results,” says Cevolini. “The skills of the CRP companies, combined with VELO3D’s leading AM systems, will give life to an unprecedented, unique technological point of reference in the world.”

VELO3D’s unique additive manufacturing capabilities allow for the production of parts that cannot be made via any other technology—including most current AM systems. It alleviates the designer from the constraints of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), meaning that engineers can now get the parts they really need, not just the parts advocated by commodity AM and DfAM practitioners.

Known for enabling the reduction and often elimination of support structures, along with the ability to produce designs with overhangs down to zero degrees, the Sapphire system greatly diminishes the need for extensive secondary processes. This spurs innovation and boosts the performance of such components as shrouded impellers, heat exchangers, and manifolds. VELO3D’s intelligent, integrated suite of software and hardware greatly improve the workflow—end-to-end—with geometric flexibility, responsiveness and agility, accuracy, traceable part quality, decreased production times and reduced cost of parts and ownership.


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