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Opening our doors in the U.S. 

On June 17, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our first U.S.-based manufacturing facility and applications center.

Located at the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of New Hampshire, the facility will advance our ability to collaborate with customers in the U.S.—and identify new applications that address specific needs and challenges. 

Co-locating at the University of New Hampshire gives us direct access to world-class resources, facilities, and talent. The collaboration is a vital part of our effort to drive metal additive manufacturing innovation and adoption—and will help us provide technical support for a variety of current and future initiatives. 

The location 

The University of New Hampshire is strategically located in one of the nation’s most robust tech corridors, and is home to a variety of prominent research, engineering, and repair/overhaul facilities. 

These include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (NH), Bath Iron Works (ME), the Army Natick Soldier Research Center (MA), the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (MA), the Naval Underwater Warfare Center (RI), and the Raytheon Technology Research Center (CT). 

By joining this remarkable innovation ecosystem, we enable new opportunities to work side-by-side with some of the nation’s most respected innovation leaders—and rapidly advance CSAM research. 

The facility 

The John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning opportunities in a factory environment that gives students a chance to gain practical knowledge and experience. 

With access to over 60 traditional and biological 3D printers, students can interact directly with innovative manufacturing technologies—which now include our Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM). 

Founded in 2016, the center functions as a pipeline for trained workers capable of joining the state’s robust manufacturing sector—and closing a skills gap in the U.S.’s .7 trillion manufacturing industry. 

The future 

Since our inception, SPEE3D has partnered with academic institutions to create new avenues of scientific inquiry. 

This has given universities like the University of New Hampshire an opportunity to reduce operating costs, collaborate with local industry, and deliver breakthrough commercial applications. 

For us, the partnerships have helped foster new thinking—and significantly advanced our metal additive manufacturing research. 

Equally as important, it’s helped accelerate workforce development, preparing students for careers that will be critical to metal additive manufacturing’s long-term success. 

We look forward to a long, productive collaboration with the University of New Hampshire—and can’t wait to see what the future holds. 

Ready to learn more? 

Contact us here.