SPEE3D and the British Army demonstrate the WarpSPEE3D printer

Stay up to date with everything happening in the wonderful world of AM through our LinkedIn community.

This month, the SPEE3D team is at Fort Irwin with the British Army’s REME soldiers, making parts for the multinational training force, with the WarpSPEE3D printer. The British Army has requested SPEE3D support throughout the US Army Future Command’s Project Convergence 2022, as part of a concept evaluation.

As one of the first additive manufacturing companies to partner with the British Army, SPEE3D will showcase deployable WarpSPEE3D printer technology for printing metal parts in the field and under various conditions throughout exercise.

The U.S. Army’s Futures Command, Project Convergence, is a flagship campaign of learning, experimentation, and demonstration. From October 30 to November 9, 2022, at Fort Irwin, Calif., Project Convergence will evaluate approximately 300 technologies, focusing on advancing joint and multinational interoperability in future operational environments. Several thousand American, British and Australian military personnel, researchers and industrial partners are there to experiment and evaluate these new advances.

WarpSPEE3D Tactical – the technology used at Project Convergence in conjunction with the British Army.

“We are delighted to be invited by the British Army to collaborate and explore the capabilities and logistical impact of our additive manufacturing technology for the military,” said Byron Kennedy, co-founder and CEO of SPEE3D. “Our partnership over the past two years with them has validated the need for metal 3D printing to solve a myriad of challenges faced by the military, and in rugged terrain where they need a deployable, easy-to-use solution. use to quickly print important parts. ”

“SPEE3D routinely works with Defense, around the world, to showcase its innovative additive manufacturing technologies to help solve some of the Army’s most pressing supply chain challenges,” said Lt. Col. of the British Army, Davidson Reith. “It is a pleasure for us to be able to work with SPEE3D, giving the UK Army the opportunity to learn from a world-leading additive manufacturing company.”

SPEE3D’s unique and patented technology is 1,000 times faster than traditional metal 3D printing. Enable one of the world’s most affordable additive manufacturing processes to produce industrial-grade metal parts from anywhere, in just minutes. SPEE3D’s process works with compressed air and electricity, so it doesn’t rely on helium or other gases like other large additive manufacturing printers. With the release of the recent Phaser Nozzle, the company’s process can currently produce parts from over 12 sets of materials, including copper, stainless steel, titanium, high-strength aluminum and carbides. nickel-based. Other materials are currently under development.

In September, SPEE3D’s WarpSPEE3D was the world’s first metal 3D printer to successfully fabricate metal parts on a US Navy ship in the US Navy’s REPTX trial. Then, last month, the company unveiled XSPEE3D – the world’s fastest all-in-one containerized metal 3D printer. XSPEE3D was developed specifically for the military, based on the company’s experiences with the Australian military during its world’s first metal 3D printing field trials in 2020 and 2021.


About Author

Comments are closed.