SPEE3D is an innovative tech company that has developed a 3D printer, LIGHTSPEE3D, able to print metal parts 100 to 1000 times faster than existing printing methods. The first-to-market printers offer users a low cost and high-speed alternative to metal casting, streamlining mining supply chains through to automotive production lines.
SPEE3D is focused on making manufacturing easier. Rather than using heat to melt metal powders, SPEE3D’s patented technology uses supersonic deposition in which a rocket nozzle accelerates air up to three times the speed of sound. Injected 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 with normal metallurgical properties.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, SPEE3D is committed to helping manufacturers print their parts, their way, when they need them.