24 February, 2020
The Australian Minister of Defence Industry, the Hon. Melissa Price MP, announced today that SPEE3D metal 3D printing technology will be deployed to assist Australian Army soldiers in remote locations of the Northern Territory as part of $1.5 million partnership.
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11 - 12 March, 2020 | Berlin, Germany
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Printed part examples
Aluminium Compressor Drive Wheel
This part is a replacement drive wheel for an air compressor. This was an early demonstration of SPEE3D’s capability to print replacement components on-demand, which is another important application for SPEE3D technology. This is particularly important for industries where reducing downtime due to mechanical failures is critical.
Aluminium Bronze Propeller
Aluminium bronze is a strong material, corrosion resistant in sea water and naturally anti-fouling, making it ideal for marine applications.
Aluminium Camlock Fitting
This type C camlock fitting with a hose tail was printed in Aluminium 6061 for marine environments for use by the Royal Australian Navy.
Multi-Material Heat Sink
This part is created by printing copper onto aluminium fins to create a heat sink that is high performance, low weight and inexpensive to produce.
Rocket Nozzle Cover
This 265mm x 300mm high, 17.9 kg aerospace rocket nozzle liner was printed in pure copper on the WarpSPEE3D. Parts like these are typically machined out of solid wrought copper, a process that takes weeks and costs tens of thousands of dollars. The typical lead time for producing these parts is about six months. WarpSPEE3D printed this part in 3 hours, 19 minutes at a cost of just $716 USD, making this an aerospace industry game changer.
Sparkless Copper Engineers Hammer
Engineer hammers are used for precision adjustment of equipment. Printed as an art piece, these were printed, finished and assembled live on the trade show floor at Formnext.
Copper Cable Clamp
Copper is a highly conductive material and is able to withstand load surges making it ideal for electrical components like this cable clamp.
Aluminium Interior Door Handles
These handles are an example of an architectural hardware application.