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WarpSPEE3D

WarpSPEE3D 3D Metal Printer

Print Metal Parts Ø1000mm x 700mm

WarpSPEE3D is the world’s first large format metal 3D printer to use patented SPEE3D technology that enables significantly faster, more cost-effective and more scalable production than traditional manufacturing.

The SPEE3D process is also 100 to 1000 times faster than traditional 3D metal printing, making it the world’s fastest way to turn your design into a usable printed metal part.

This tremendous speed transforms metal 3D printing from being useful for prototyping or low volume production into a real-world manufacturing solution.

Watch the printer in action

The innovative LightSPEE3D machine proved that 3D metal printing could be fast and cost effective. The development of the new large format WarpSPEE3D printer proves that 3D metal printing can now be fast, cost-effective and BIG.

While LightSPEE3D is ideal for materials experimentation, process development and printing small parts, due to its increased print size the WarpSPEE3D machine is geared towards production.

With a deposition rate of 100 g/min, a maximum part build size of ø 1000 x 700mm and a maximum part weight of 45 kg, WarpSPEE3D is able to produce industrial components in a matter of hours that would typically take 6-12 months using traditional casting methods.

SPEE3D is fully customisable enabling businesses to 3D print one-off productions or run up to 10,000 and still remain competitively with pricing in comparison to traditional methods of casting. WarpSPEE3D is also able to produce batches of a component or entire kits in one print.

SPEE3D brings the flexibility of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry, allowing you to print parts on-demand with ease, whether you need a single part or a run of 10,000 parts.

With SPEE3D printers you are also now able to prototype and manufacture parts on the same machine.

SPEE3D printers are the world’s only metal printers to print parts on demand at a cost competitive with traditional manufacturing. The result is the production of metal parts at costs similar to the casting process, and far cheaper than CNC machining parts from wrought materials.

SPEE3D has developed a hands-off process that prints near net shapes with a minimal amount of raw material. The only consumables required to run a SPEE3D printer are electricity and feedstock metal powders. SPEE3D printers are also engineered to optimally work with low-cost generic metal powders.

Unlike some other metal 3D printing processes SPEE3D printers use compressed air and does not require expensive inert gases or a vacuum to run.

Manufacturing parts via WarpSPEE3D is far easier and safer that making the same parts via casting and the process is much better for the environment.

Casting metals (Aluminum in particular) can be hazardous. SPEE3D eliminates the need for handling molten metals and all the infrastructure required to do so safely.

Due to the efficiency of the SP3 process, WarpSPEE3D produces parts which have a lower embedded energy component than other technologies. Research has shown that the embedded energy for aluminium casting is in the range of 30-38MJ/kg. In comparison WarpSPEE3D produces parts with an embedded energy in the order of 18kJ/s. This reduction in embedded energy results in a lower energy consumption per part and lower CO2 emissions.

WarpSPEE3D is modifiable with an option to further reduce impact to the environment by installing solar panels and running off solar energy.

One of the problems WarpSPEE3D overcomes is long lead times and downtime when it comes to manufacturing large parts via traditional casting methods.

The system used by the WarpSPEE3D is also is also identical to the system used in the smaller LightSPEE3D machine, removing the necessity to requalify prints between machines.

Printed part examples

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Easy to Use

Design-Part_1@4x

Design your
part in CAD

Print-Progress@4x

SPEED3D software
self programs the
print design

Check-Simulation

Check the print simulation in the TwinSPEED3D software

Load-Feedstock@4x

Load feedstock
powder in printer

Press-Print@4x

Press print on the
HMI touchscreen

minutes-later@4x

MINUTES LATER...
Take out your
printed part

Post-Process@4x

Post process (tumble, machine or polish) if required

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How is the process so fast?

Rather than using heat to melt metal powders, SPEE3D developed ‘Supersonic 3D Deposition’. This is the name given to the patented process in which a rocket nozzle accelerates air up to three times the speed of sound, into which metal powder is injected then deposited onto a substrate maneuvered by a six-axis robotic arm. In this process the sheer kinetic energy of the particles hitting each other causes the powders to bind together to form a high density part with metallurgical properties superior to casting.

Technical Specifications

  • Maximum part size

    ø 1m x 0.7m (approx)

  • Maximum part weight

    40 kg

  • Materials

    Copper, Aluminium

  • Deposition rate Up to

    100g/minute (maximum)

  • Electrical Power Supply

    415V (3 phase), 32A socket

  • Compressed Air Supply

    30Bar, 1.0m3/min

  • Noise

    < 85dBA @1m

  • Machine footprint

    3910 x 2723 x 2742mm (approx)

  • Machine weight

    3500kg (approx)

  • External Compressor

    30Bar, 15kW, 3 stage reciprocating

  • CAD input

    STL format

  • User Interface

    Touch Screen