Skip to main content
News Hero


Follow the headlines, read the stories, and enjoy the journey.

Printing Industrial and Space parts on LightSPEE3D at RAPID+TCT 2023 + UCI Acquires WarpSPEE3D

Partnership with UCI

We at SPEE3D are excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with a team of researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Department of Materials Science and Engineering who have recently acquired a WarpSPEE3D.

UCI acquires a WarpSPEE3D

The UCI WarpSPEE3D printer was acquired with grant support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), with Professor Daniel Mumm as the Principal Investigator. The system will be deployed with the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC), headed up by Professors Diran Apelian and Daniel Mumm – where SPEE3D is a member of the consortium – and the Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI), with Prof. Lorenzo Valdevit as Director. The WarpSPEE3D will enhance the comprehensive suite of additive manufacturing and materials characterization systems at UCI and will provide a vital role in developing a future workforce that is adept in manufacturing emerging advanced materials systems.

“We are excited to work with SPEE3D to advance fundamental studies of cold-spray-based materials consolidation and to explore the capabilities of this unique instrumentation. The WarpSPEE3D will play a crucial role in our core mission of educating and training the next generation of scientists and engineers knowledgeable in materials processing and additive manufacturing, focusing on solid-state consolidation achieved through cold-spray.” – Daniel Mumm, Professor at UC Irvine.

For more details, visit us at the upcoming RAPID + TCT Conference – North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event. From May 2 to May 4, we will be showcasing our patented cold spray additive manufacturing technology and manufacturing a wide array of parts on-site. Demonstrating how our technology enables the on-demand production of critical parts in just minutes and hours instead of days.

At our booth (number #3112), attendees can see our LightSPEE3D printer in action printing parts in copper, which includes but is not limited to: a cooling block, flywheel, rocket nozzle, and V8 manifold runner. The printing of these parts had only taken between 10 to 37 minutes, demonstrating the incredible speed and efficiency of our technology in fabricating industrial-grade metal parts.

Cooling Block (cross section). Print Weight: 2 lbs.
Print Time: 10 minutes.
Flywheel. Print Weight: 6.6 lbs. Print Time: 23 minutes.
Rocket Nozzle Liner. Print Weight: 7.3 lbs.
Print Time: 37 minutes.
V8 inlet manifold runner (usually printed in Aluminium 6061). Print Weight: 1.3 lbs. Print Time: 32 minutes.

We will also be showcasing a variety of parts made in materials such as aluminum, aluminum bronze, and copper, used across various industries that includes: defense, OEM manufacturing, and Natural Resources.

At our booth, we will also be distributing a research article as part of Metal AM’s spring issue (pgs. 137-149)  co-authored by Steve Camilleri, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at SPEE3D, along with Andrew Duguid, Sam Katz, and Chris Massar also from SPEE3D, and other experts in the industry, such as; Martin McMahon from MAM Solutions; Victor Champagne from the US Army Research Laboratory; Ozan Özdemir from Northeastern University; Anthony Naccarelli and Timothy Eden from Penn State University; Krishnan Kannoorpatti from Charles Darwin University; and Bruce McLean from the University of Sydney.

Titled “What is Good Metal AM? Exploring the Industry’s Value Metrics for Production,” the article analyzes the value of metal additive manufacturing and proposes a framework of critical criteria to assist industrial organizations in identifying which additive manufacturing processes are appropriate for their specific manufacturing needs.

SPEE3D CTO research paper featured in Metal AM’s Spring Issue

In addition, we will have valued partners at our booth representing their companies and technologies, including Alkin, Comet, and Diversitech.

Alkin is a manufacturer of high-pressure compressors for specialty gases, and has developed a custom compressor exclusively used in SPEE3D’s printers. COMET, a public-private partnership advancing innovation, education, and workforce development in Advanced Manufacturing, has joined forces with SPEE3D to provide workforce training on Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing. Finally, Diversitech, a provider of customizable air pollution control solutions, works with SPEE3D to ensure that the air exiting our printers is clean of harmful pollutants using Diversitech dust collectors. We have worked closely with these partners to develop customized solutions for our printers, and we look forward to showcasing their contributions at RAPID.

We are excited to demonstrate our cold spray additive manufacturing technology at the RAPID + TCT Conference this year. Our technology reinvents the way critical parts can be manufactured and delivered, and we are committed to continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of metal additive manufacturing. We look forward to seeing you at RAPID!

RAPID + TCT logo

You can also read our full press release here:

How We Can Help

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

Australia: +61 (03) 8759 1464 | USA: +1 877-908-9369 | Europe: + 44 (808) 196-2931 | UK: 808-196-2931