Velo3D, Inc. has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. The company received the award because of how its technology is being used by innovative companies in key industries like new space, semiconductor and energy, which rely on advanced manufacturing technologies to build next-generation products.
Fast Company’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries. These companies set standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions. Velo3D is recognized in Fast Company’s Manufacturing sector.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do at Velo3D. Each month we take time to recognize our own innovators within the company and to celebrate their contributions and achievements,” said Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO and Founder. “Our primary goal as a company is to build technology that helps customers innovate. When you look at what businesses have achieved with our solution, such as advancements in hypersonics, space launch vehicles, rocket and turbine engines, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, it’s clear we’re succeeding. We thank Fast Company for this recognition.”
Since releasing its original Sapphire printer in 2018, Velo3D has seen strong year-over-year growth due to its ability to produce parts that were not possible with conventional 3D printers. As customers validated its technology and qualified the parts produced for production use, Velo3D’s ability to deliver consistent, repeatable outcomes across different printers with ease drove significant growth. Since then, Velo3D has released its Sapphire XC printer as well as versions of both printers that can print up to 1 meter in height.
In just the past year, Velo3D’s customers have utilized its technology to reach space, deploy satellites, build hypersonic planes and rockets, streamline supply chains, manufacture electric vehicles with improved efficiency, and develop new semiconductor manufacturing technology. Notable customer achievements in the past year include Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Launcher (acquired by Vast), Aerojet Rocketdyne, Hermeus, and others.