AUGSBURG, Germany/June 21, 2022 — Velo3D, Inc. announced the opening of its European Technology Center in Augsburg, Germany to manage the company’s operations in Europe, host customers for trainings, and conduct meetings with customers and partners. Velo3D’s European customer success, sales, and support teams will reside in the technology center, which will act as the hub for the company’s efforts in the region and showcase an end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution from the company.
“Three years ago, we shipped our first Sapphire printer to our very first customer and since then, we’ve experienced tremendous growth across all of our key industries,” said Benny Buller, Velo3D Founder and CEO. “Our new Technology Center in Augsburg will support our efforts in growing our presence in Europe in a similar manner and will feature an additive manufacturing solution capable of printing our customers’ most ambitious designs.”
The new technology center is more than 110 square meters (1,200 square feet) in size, with a lab area featuring a Velo3D Sapphire printer, a showcase of parts that were printed using the company’s technology, offices, and conference rooms for hosting customers and events. The facility will be located at the Augsburg Innovations Park in Augsburg, Germany. Its opening was commemorated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Velo3D executives, European customers, local government leaders, and other engineers in attendance.
Augsburg was selected for its central location to key regions in Europe, its proximity to Munich, and Velo3D’s existing presence in the region.
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.