SPEE3D Successfully Participates in Annual US Marines Corps Integrated Training Exercise 4-23
August 4, 2023
We participated in a military event to print on-demand parts in the field to support critical defense operations.
We are excited to reveal our successful participation in the Marine Corps Annual Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-23. The event was a live-fire exercise combining infantry, artillery, aircraft, combat logistics, and all the supporting elements to train battalion and squadron-sized units in the tactical application of combined-arms maneuver and offensive and defensive operations during combat. We were the only additive manufacturing company to have the opportunity to participate in this event alongside US Defense.
ITX involved a series of progressive exercises that assessed the ability and adaptability of a force of more than 3,700 Marines and sailors over one month. Our WarpSPEE3D was deployed to print crucial parts that were broken, brought from ground support at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California, and then flown to the live fire Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. In the last few years, US, UK, and Australian militaries have consistently demonstrated the expeditionary point-of-need capabilities of our technology for defense operations, exampled in numerous military field trials, providing reliable evidence of our technology’s robust metal manufacturing capabilities out in the field. Many of these organizations purchasing their own SPEE3D printer following these trials, most recently the British Army.
During ITX, on their social media, social media, CAMRE document their successful manufacturing of a baseplate using WarpSPEE3D. This base plate was then used to lift a 22,000lb Humvee vehicle shortly after being manufactured and post-processed in the field. Demonstrating how SPEE3D’s patented cold spray process can reliably produce complex, industrial-grade metal parts in hours, not weeks.
At SPEE3D, we realize military and defense require on-demand technology to quickly produce parts from well-known metal alloys to address real-time needs in-theater, helping maximize availability and minimizing downtime. Our technology is designed to support defense, and other industries, to achieve their logistics and supply chain needs. Used in many global field trials, WarpSPEE3D is the world’s first large-format metal 3D printer to use SPEE3D’s patented Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM) technology, which enables fast, cost-effective, and scalable production. Additionally, released just last year, XSPEE3D, explicitly designed for military use—is a easily transportable 20ft shipping container unit that houses the printer and auxiliary equipment, making it possible to manufacture metal parts wherever and whenever needed.
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