Manufacturing Monthly – 18 June, 2019
Australian three-dimensional (3D) metal printing company Spee3D has developed the first metal 3D printer called Lightspee3D, that can leverage Supersonic 3D deposition technology.
Lightspee3D’s technology aims to manufacture grade printing at production speeds. It also allows operators to print industrial quality metal parts in minutes.
“Typically, 3D printers of this size and complexity require up to two weeks to install and set up, however Speed3D printers can be installed in a matter of hours. We’ve had machines delivered at 9am and printing parts by lunch time,” said Byron Kennedy, co-founder of Spee3D.
In three weeks, Speed3D installed five industrial printers internationally, with one located at Australian National Manufacturing Week in Melbourne, Swinburne University, Fit Print Bureau in Germany, Rapid in Detroit, and the University of Delaware.
“The LightSpee3D printer we had installed is running great. It’s also easy to operate, Spee3D trained one of our staff who was then able to train other operators. The team are now using the machine every day,” said Larry Holmes, assistant director of Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing.