MELBOURNE, Australia – SPEE3D is excited to announce a new partnership with Phillips Federal to provide an innovative new metal additive manufacturing technology to the United States Federal Government.
SPEE3D printers leverage cold spray technology for never before seen process called ‘supersonic 3D deposition’ (SP3D). This process allows industrial quality metal parts to be 3D printed at production costs in minutes.
Supersonic 3D deposition works by shooting metal powder through a jet engine nozzle at speeds up to Mach 3. The metal powder is deposited layer by layer upon a substrate intelligently controlled by a robotic arm. The sheer kinetic energy of the process causes the powder to bind together, forming a high-density part without the need for heat to “melt” the metal. As a result, printed parts can safely be handled immediately after the build.
SPEE3D technology suits the production of parts otherwise produced using sand or die casting with the added benefits of flexibility and the ability to produce parts and tools on-demand at the point of need.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Phillips Federal as we can see so many applications for our technology to benefit their customers. The ability to produce quality metal parts and tools on-demand removes supply chain barriers the DoD and other remote services. This process uses compressed air – rather than expensive inert gasses and works with non-explosive metal powders – making this the first metal 3D printing technology that is truly expeditionary and cost-effective.” – Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D.
“Phillips is excited to have SPEE3D join our family and to expand our product offerings. Speed3D’s adaption of the cold spray process by utilizing robotics to create a world-first additive process has enormous potential. Their systems can take a digital file and turn it into a physical part at breakneck speed to increase readiness by creating replacement parts faster than current processes. This is possible due to SPEE3D’s unique and robust design that enhances the ability to keep our critical systems fully mission capable. We look forward to supporting this new offering and providing unique benefits to our customers.” – John Sjolander
Typically, 3D printers of this size and complexity require up to two weeks to install and set up, however, SPEE3D machines can be housed within a shipping container for easy transport and are commonly installed and operational in just a matter of hours. SPEE3D printers can be used to produce parts in a variety of useful metals including aluminium, aluminium bronze, copper and stainless steel.
SPEE3D is focused on making manufacturing easier. SPEE3D provides manufacturers with the world’s first metal 3D printer to use supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D), a patented technology that enables significantly faster, cost-effective and more scalable production than traditional metal printing techniques allow. Headquartered in Melbourne, SPEE3D is committed to helping manufacturers print their parts, their way when they need them.
For more information, contact:
Aerin Langworthy, Marketing, SPEE3D
(+61) 404 879 709
SPEE3D Inc. USA Headquarters
1321 Greystone Court
Benton Harbor, MI 49022