SPEE3Dcell

SPEE3D officially made its entry into the market at Formnext 2017, showcasing its Supersonic 3D Deposition (SP3D) process which uses cold spray techniques to inject metal particles which deform and stick to the surface as a result of the kinetic energy generated as air is accelerated at 1,000 metres a second. 
“Our world-first technology leverages cold spray technology and allows the 3D printing of industrial quality metal parts in just minutes, rather than days or weeks, at production costs”, says Co-founder & CEO Byron Kennedy.

Technical specifications

The metal cold spray technology harnesses the power of kinetic energy, rather than relying on high-power lasers and expensive gasses, and allows 3D metal printing at affordable production costs, offering a genuinely better alternative to casting.
“The SPEE3D process works by shooting metal powder through a jet engine nozzle at speeds up to Mach 3. The metal powder is deposited layer by layer upon a substrate intelligently controlled by a robotic arm. The sheer kinetic energy of the process causes the powder to bind together, forming a high-density part without the need for heat to “melt” the metal. As a result, printed parts can safely be handled immediately after the build”, continues Co-founder & CEO Byron Kennedy. SPEE3Dcell is a full package that includes a LightSPEE3D or WarpSPEE3D metal printer, together with a heat treatment oven and a CNC 3 axis milling machine. According to the company, the operator will no need to leverage any foundry.
“SPEE3Dcell is being launched at Formnext 2019. It is perfect for OEM’s and manufacturers that currently rely on casting for production of metal parts and are looking for a technology that offers more flexibility without the cost penalty of other additive manufacturing processes”, adds the Co-founder & CTO Steven Camilleri. SPEE3D operates globally and supplies its metal AM technology to various geographical markets including USA, Europe, Japan, Singapore Australia and New Zealand.

Co-founders Byron Kennedy (CEO) and Steven Camilleri (CTO)

The metal cold spray technology harnesses the power of kinetic energy, rather than relying on high-power lasers and expensive gasses, and allows 3D metal printing at affordable production costs, offering a genuinely better alternative to casting.
“The SPEE3D process works by shooting metal powder through a jet engine nozzle at speeds up to Mach 3. The metal powder is deposited layer by layer upon a substrate intelligently controlled by a robotic arm. The sheer kinetic energy of the process causes the powder to bind together, forming a high-density part without the need for heat to “melt” the metal. As a result, printed parts can safely be handled immediately after the build”, continues Co-founder & CEO Byron Kennedy. SPEE3Dcell is a full package that includes a LightSPEE3D or WarpSPEE3D metal printer, together with a heat treatment oven and a CNC 3 axis milling machine. According to the company, the operator will no need to leverage any foundry.
“SPEE3Dcell is being launched at Formnext 2019. It is perfect for OEM’s and manufacturers that currently rely on casting for production of metal parts and are looking for a technology that offers more flexibility without the cost penalty of other additive manufacturing processes”, adds the Co-founder & CTO Steven Camilleri.
SPEE3D operates globally and supplies its metal AM technology to various geographical markets including USA, Europe, Japan, Singapore Australia and New Zealand.