Commercialising innovative technologies

Founding story

The executive management team and board have worked together previously to successfully build, grow and sell an innovative technology company called In Motion Technologies Pty Ltd (IMT). IMT developed and patented a novel electric motor technology, which resulted in a more efficient axial flux electric motor. IMT was sold to Fasco, part of the NYSE listed manufacturing company, Regal Beloit in 2006. Over $50m+ of these electric motors have been sold globally.

Byron Kennedy and Steven Camilleri were two of the original founders of IMT and are the co-founders of SPEE3D. They have successfully worked together for over 15 years. Following the acquisition of IMT, they led the Asia Pacific R&D team of Fasco to further commercialize the axial flux motor technology. The team designed and launched highly successful products in the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia with manufacturing based in Thailand. During this period, they had extensive exposure to mass product manufacturing that gave them the industry insight, experience and inspiration that eventually led to SPEE3D.  Byron & Steven believed that if 3D printing of metal parts could be done quickly and cheaply this would provide a transformation in manufacturing and deliver on what 3D printing has been promising.  Following their departure from Regal, they conceived the supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) metal printer and SPEE3D was formed.

SPEE3D was formed in November 2014 with the vision of taking 3D printing into the manufacturing sector.  The Company has achieved a remarkable amount in a short time with limited funding.

A Proof of Concept printer, Blackbird, was completed in June 2015, for which the Company won the Bosch Venture Forum Award. Grant funding was obtained in October 2015 which enabled the completion of the LightSPEE3D prototype machine. During 2017 SPEE3D transitioned from a R&D based enterprise into a company set to capitalise on the technology and IP portfolio which it has developed, launching the product in Germany during November 2017 and USA April 2018.

SPEE3D timeline


SPEE3D Founded


Proof of concept printer complete


Bosch Venture Forum Winner


AC Grant – $745K


LightSPEE3D Prototype Completed


Tech23 Multiple Award Winner


Victorian Premier’s Design Award 2016 – Finalist


Production factory setup


IMCRC grant ($350k)


German Design Award 2018 – Nominee


CRC-P grant ($1.6M)


Official product launch from next Germany


$1.5M Capital Raise


Nera Grant ($0.9M)


Official USA Product Launch Rapid-TCT Texas

Board members

Professor Raoul Mortley (AO) – Chairman

Former Vice-Chancellor University of Newcastle (Australia), Bond University, Chair of the NSW Vice-Chancellor’s Committee, Chair of the AV-CC Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee, and Chair of the Professional Standards Board for Trade Marks and Patent Attorneys. Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1986: Officer in the Order of Australia in 2000, and was awarded a centenary medal by the Australian government in 2002.

Presently Dean, Faculty of Society and Design and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bond University.

Richard Young – Director

An extensive and broad ranging career first in academia and then as a professional accountant specialising in the provision of corporate governance and financial systems & services. Doctorate in accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Has been a Director of or advisor to several private and ASX listed companies in industries as diverse as mineral exploration, chemicals, financial services, R&D, electric motor manufacturing, property and retailing.

  • Professor Raoul Mortley (AO)


The SPEE3D team understands manufacturing and the challenges taking a product from concept through to mass production.  We have done it before.

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The company founders have a proven track record of developing and commercialising innovative technologies.  They bring vast experience of the manufacturing industry and understand the challenges manufacturers face.

Byron Kennedy and Steven Camilleri have worked together for 15 years previously spinning off a company from Charles Darwin University, raising capital and exiting to Fasco Motors, part of NYSE listed company, Regal Beloit.

Byron Kennedy – Co-founder and CEO

Former CEO In Motion Technologies, R&D Director Regal Beloit Asia Pacific. Masters of Engineering, Young Engineer of the Year (Northern Division).

Steve Camilleri – Co-founder and CTO

Former CTO In Motion Technologies (exit to NYSE listed Regal Beloit), 20 years engineering design experience.  Multiple patent holder.  Masters of Engineering, Young Australian of the Year Finalist 1997.

  • Byron Kennedy

    Co-founder and CEO

  • Steve Camilleri

    Co-founder and CTO

Our team

  • Sylvain
  • Toby
  • Tony
  • Thorsten
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Winner of the prestigous Bosch Venture Award


We are backed by investors across 4 continents.

Grant funding is provided from the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program, as well as additional support from both the Victorian and Northern Territory Governments.

Cutting edge research is critical to success and to this degree we collaborate closely with leading Australian Universities.

Our commercial partners are globally focussed from a diverse range of industries including automotive, mining and electronics.