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SPEE3D Partners With the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW)

SPEE3D and Hamburg partake in a first of its kind collaboration, by enabling the printing of entirely new parts using SPEE3D’s patented metal cold spray printing technology to boost AM capabilities for students and the European community.

We are glad to announce that we have partnered with the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW Hamburg) in Germany to introduce a non-fusion-based novel technology of additive manufacturing in their education. As a result, HAW Hamburg is the first European academic institution to utilise our patented metal cold spray technology.

HAW Hamburg has installed the LightSPEE3D, our smallest format metal 3D printer, especially compared to WarpSPEE3D and XSPEE3D. Our technology enables significantly faster and more flexible production than traditional manufacturing, able to build parts at rapid rates – up to 100g/3.5oz a minute! The printer will be under the supervision of the Institute for Material Sciences and Joining Lab, which specializes in additive manufacturing of metal parts, joining and robot-based manufacturing metals, overseen by Professor Dr.-Ing. Shahram Sheikhi, which supports masters, Ph.D., and postdoctoral studies. The goal is to prove the ‘form and function’ of printing new parts and enable adoption in local industries, predominantly maritime and aerospace, to provide more efficient operations.

LightSPEE3D Metal Printer - Front
LightSPEE3D – smallest format SPEE3D machine now at HAW Hamburg.

“The University of Applied Sciences Hamburg is a forward-thinking, innovative institution with Professor Sheikhi at the helm solving some of the world’s most pressing manufacturing issues. The opportunity to work with HAW Hamburg and support the European maritime industry represents a ‘sea change’ for cold spray printing in Europe. They can now make new parts in minutes that are more efficient and resilient than traditional supply chains allow.”

David McNeill, Director of Business Development for EMEA at SPEE3D.

Having our LightSPEE3D printer in one of Europe’s great ports represents an exciting development for SPEE3D and the local community. Both the university and the maritime industries in Hamburg believe additive manufacturing is one potential solution to some of the most pressing problems for the port, including supply chain issues, efficiency, corrosion, and sustainability, helping save resources.

(U.S. Navy photo by Eric Parsons_Released_US Navy Ship Applications printed using WarpSPEE3D at REPTX) – A key example of how SPEE3D technology is being used to develop maritime applications, having completed many projects in the US in US Navy trials. SPEE3D’s latest project with US naval sector is to develop SUBSAFE materials for the US Navy.

“The installation of the LightSPEE3D printer pursues the innovation path of alternative manufacturing and joining technologies whereby the goal of maritime research strategy can be accomplished in the next few years. Through additive manufacturing, we expect a reduction of maintenance, repair, and conversion costs that can be ensured.”

– Professor Dr.-Ing Shahram Sheikhi

How We Can Help

To find out about 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:

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