VELO3D announced a new customer partnership in the oil and gas industry with Duncan Machine Products (DMP). Based in Duncan, DMP is a woman-owned, full-service precision-machining company that has become a key supplier to the oil and gas and aerospace industry. The company made the decision to expand into metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) with the VELO3D solution to respond to increasing demand from customers for increased part performance and shorter lead times.
Known for its capabilities to consistently produce high-quality parts with low-angle geometries without support structures, the VELO3D solution consists of Flow™ pre-print software, Sapphire® AM printer, and Assure™ quality assurance and control system. DMP will take delivery of the system in the Q2 of 2020.
DMP has received orders to 3D print a minimum of 1,500 parts for downhole tools used in onshore and offshore exploration; this order could easily increase by 10× in the next 24 months. For this specific program, DMP will be using metal AM to replace investment casting as the manufacturing process.