The SPEE3D Experience at RAPID+TCT 2022!
June 7, 2022
Recently, SPEE3D attended the RAPID + TCT Conference in Detroit Michigan. Our CEO, Byron Kennedy, as well as our Board Member, Kerri Lee Sinclair, were in attendance along with other employees.
The conference was exciting for several reasons:
- We were able to showcase SPEE3D’s metal cold spray 3D printing process to attendees. Our technology is 1000 times faster than traditional 3D metal printing and enables the most affordable metal additive manufacturing process to produce industrial quality metal parts in minutes, from anywhere. While at the conference, attendees viewed the first cold spray 9kg Mag Wheel Centre – a very large part by AM standards – which was printed in just 5 ½ hours. This showcase was on the heels of the announcement of President Biden’s AM Forward Program – which is helping drive the wider adoption of 3D printing by promoting the technology to SME’s to help secure their supply chains, which have suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- We also announced that our technology was chosen by the US Navy for their Maintenance Technology Exercise (MAINTENX), As part of this program, SPEE3D will print military maritime parts from both port and sea helping reduce and eliminate supply chain issues with WarpSPEE3D, the world’s first large-format metal 3D printer. WarpSPEE3D can print large parts or multiple parts at once, up to 1000mm x 700mm / 40 x 30” in diameter, and up to 40kg / 100lb. We are thrilled to collaborate with the US Naval Warfare Centers to test and validate our unique metal 3D printing capability that can be used from anywhere – not just in a lab – and to quickly print large-scale parts that would otherwise take weeks or even months to manufacture.
The long trip from Australia to Michigan was certainly worth it, as we joined other additive manufacturing professionals to discuss how we can solve some of the biggest issues faced today within industries such as automotive and defense, and help curtail supply chain issues.