Elementum 3D, Erie, Colorado, USA, has added a WarpSPEE3D cold spray metal Additive Manufacturing machine, developed by SPEE3D, Melbourne, Australia, to expand its current range of AM offerings. The new machine is expected to enable Elementum 3D offer a rapid, cost-effective solution for customers who require high-quality metal parts for industries such as defence, mining, oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive.
“Our revolutionary RAM technology and AM expertise is helping meet the 3D printing industry’s ever-growing demand for a greater selection of printable materials,” stated Dr Jacob Nuechterlein, CEO of Elementum 3D. “We are confident the acquisition of SPEE3D’s technology will be an excellent addition to our current capabilities. Developing and applying Elementum 3D materials to SPEE3D’s cold spray printers is a major step forward towards our goal to offer customers a comprehensive range of AM solutions.”
The WarpSPEE3D is SPEE3D’s large-format cold spray metal AM machine able to build multiple components at once, up to 1000 x 700 mm in diameter and has the capacity to manufacture 30 tons of metal parts per year. The company’s cold spray AM machines run at a supersonic speed 100 to 1000 times faster than traditional metal AM methods and are able to produce industrial quality metal parts in minutes, rather than days or weeks. SPEE3D’s metal AM machines are utilised by the Australian Army as the only deployable metal AM machine.
Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D commented, “We are very excited about partnering with such a pioneering company such as Elementum 3D. Their Additive Manufacturing and material expertise will help to bring cold spray Additive Manufacturing to the forefront and, quite literally, change the way parts are manufactured in several industries.”
“SPEE3D is honoured to be involved in Elementum 3D’s advanced materials research and development,” added Steven Camilleri, CTO of SPEE3D. “SPEE3D’s cold spray fabrication technology provides a significantly increased scope for advanced materials development as the material is not melted during the print process. With our WarpSPEE3D technology, we look forward to how Elementum 3D spearheads material enhancement in cold spray processes for the future 3D printing market.”