Spee3d Wins U.S. Defense Strategies Institute Award for Deployable AM

March 1, 2022

Spee3d-US-Army-AwardSpee3d was announced as the inaugural winner of the Defense Strategies Institute’s Award for Expeditionary & Tactical 3D Printing Excellence at the institute’s recently held 6th Military Additive Manufacturing Summit. The summit focused on advancements made in additive manufacturing (AM), as well as how the U.S. Dept. of Defense is working to quickly integrate AM technologies in order to supply durable, affordable equipment and parts to warfighters on the battlefield. 

Since 2020, Spee3d and the Australian Army have conducted several field trials, taking the company’s WarpSpee3d tactical printer into rugged bushland, where the Australian Army’s Additive Manufacturing Cell technicians manufactured dozens of parts, proving the capability to 3D print, replace, validate, certify and employ parts in the field. The large-format printer uses a patented cold-spray technology capable of printing metal parts weighing to 40 kg at speeds to 100 g/min. 

“Spee3d is very proud and humbled to be recognized in the United States for our defense work,” says Steven Camilleri, Spee3d chief executive officer. “We must acknowledge that the Australian Army’s dedication to pursuing new innovation with us has been the backbone of our success. Their commitment to this project helped develop the groundwork for a better sovereign manufacturing future for defense forces worldwide.” 

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
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See also: SPEE3D

Technologies: Directed-Energy Systems

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