Sourcing parts through global supply chains is expensive and unreliable. XSPEE3D offers a containerised, ruggedised, deployable metal Additive Manufacturing capability that provides all the necessary functions to build metal parts in one place. Unlike other 3D printers, XSPEE3D has all the printing capability and auxiliary equipment within one standard shipping container, making it the world’s most deployable metal 3D printer. With XSPEE3D, defense forces and other industries working remotely such as Oil and Gas, Mining, Maritime, and Agriculture, can maximize productivity, strengthen inventory, and generate parts when and where they are needed quickly in any location.
The product was developed based on the company’s extensive field work and collaboration with the Australian Army. Providing a revolutionary new way on how the military, and other industries, can source their own spare parts out in the field.
Integrated with SPEE3D’s patented supersonic cold spray deposition technology, XSPEE3D is 1,000 times faster than other additive manufacturing options, able to fabricate parts in just minutes. It can print one or multiple parts at once, up to 90 lbs and 40” x 30” in diameter, at rapid build rates up to 3.5oz a minute. XSPEE3D is safe and easy to use, install, and deploy, requiring only a connection to electrical power, and can fabricate parts immediately when live.
XSPEE3D overcomes many barriers when 3D metal printing out in the field, as its containerized, ruggedized hardware and unique cold spray process offers a reliable solution for rapid prototyping and production in remote locations or harsh conditions. Unlike other metal printers, XSPEE3D can cold spray quality 3D metal parts from over 12 metal alloys, including copper, stainless steel, titanium, high-strength aluminum, and nickel-based carbides, and can withstand extreme heat and rough terrain in the field.
Like SPEE3D’s other printers, XSPEE3D is embedded with SPEE3D’s patented cold spray process, a technology that uses supersonic deposition in which a rocket nozzle accelerates air up to three to four times the speed of sound. Injected metal powders are deposited onto a substrate that is attached to a six-axis robotic arm. In this process, the sheer kinetic energy of the particles causes the powders to bind together to form a high-density part of a near net shape in just minutes. Because of this process, along with being rugged, and easier to deploy, XSPEE3D can reliably manufacture large parts for various expeditionary applications and situations that would otherwise be unsuitable using other metal additive manufacturing methods.
Contact SPEE3D at WWW.SPEE3D.COM to learn more about how XSPEE3D can be useful for your application needs.