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PM Albanese in Darwin: Celebrating Australian Innovation and Sovereign Manufacturing

When Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was in Darwin recently, our CTO, Steven Camilleri, and PhD Material Scientist Tien Tran, had the privilege to demonstrate the high-speed capabilities of LightSPEE3D to the Prime Minister, as well as Chief Minister Natasha Fyles, and Luke Gosling MP for Labor.

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Left to right: Steven Camilleri, SPEE3D CTO, Tien Tran, PhD Material Scientist, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Chief Minister Natasha Fyles, and Luke Gosling MP for Labor.
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Left to right: Steven Camilleri, SPEE3D CTO, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Amy Frost, SPEE3D Marketing Specialist

This visit followed the announcement of a million-dollar Australian Ukraine Military Assistance Package by the Prime Minister in Washington in October. It highlighted how innovative Australian technologies like ours contribute to the country’s economy through global export, as well as the future development of a sovereign advanced manufacturing capability.

We were also honored to present a copper buffalo head to the Prime Minister during his visit. This symbol of resilience and strength represents the Australian Army’s 1CSSB unit. It is one of the first-ever metal parts successfully printed in the field, created by the Australian Army using SPEE3D’s revolutionary cold-spray process during the Mount Bundey trial. This artifact celebrates a shared vision for a future shaped by ground-breaking technology and collaboration.

The Prime Minister and the Chief Minister offered some comments about our company:

“…With SPEE3D, we see a great example of that Australian innovation, leading to Australian jobs, leading to Australian wealth. Making a difference for the people here in the territory, but also making a contribution to our nation”. – Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

“SPEE3D, Northern Territory Exporter of the Year and Steve Camilleri, a great success story. A student from Darwin high school who has gone on to develop technology that is world leading. That is ensuring that we have advanced manufacturing here in Australia. So not only building our sovereign capability but also providing us with the opportunities to export and to provide uniqueness, which is particularly vital across a number of industries, but particularly defence.” – Northern Territory Chief Minister, Natasha Fyles.

We greatly appreciate this recognition and aim to continue building and strengthening Australia’s manufacturing capability across numerous industries with our technology.

To read the full press conference, visit:

PM Anthony Albanese Press Conference Video

How we can help:

As a global leader in metal additive manufacturing, our patented technology makes the production of replacement metal parts faster, more accessible, and cost-effective for businesses worldwide. Each event provided us the opportunity to showcase our technology, establish new relationships, and deliver innovative solutions with our unique cold spray AM process across Defence, Manufacturing, and Energy industries.

To find out about more about how our technology, learn more about SPEE3D’s productsSPEE3D’s upcoming events, and cold spray, or to just find out more about metal additive manufacturing, feel free to email us at or call us: 

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