Knust-Godwin adds VELO3D’s Sapphire® metal AM system


Precision-tool and component manufacturer Knust-Godwin has announced the purchase of its first VELO3D Sapphire metal additive manufacturing (AM) system.

Known for its capabilities to consistently produce high-quality parts with low-angle geometries without support structures, the VELO3D solution consists of Flow™ advanced pre-print software, Sapphire printer, and Assure™ quality management software. The VELO3D solution will join Knust-Godwin’s existing fleet of seven metal AM machines in Katy, Texas. Knust-Godwin will take delivery of the Sapphire printer in Q1 of 2020 and has already secured customer orders to print end-use parts for the oil service industry.

Knust-Godwin has recently achieved AS9100 certification and is now expanding its capabilities to address the needs of the aerospace industry. Oil and gas and aerospace share requirements for intense thermal management of extreme temperatures, complex geometries, and expectations of cost-control and rapid delivery of parts. Knust-Godwin is adding SupportFree capabilities to expand its total addressable market and enable them to be more competitive across a wider range of industrial applications.