Nupress to use SPEE3D technology for amphibious aircraft parts

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March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

Nupress will use its WarpSPEE3D to manufacture components for amphibious aircraft (Courtesy SPEE3D)
Nupress will use its WarpSPEE3D to manufacture components for amphibious aircraft (Courtesy SPEE3D)

Precision machined components producer Nupress, based in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia, has announced that it will use its recently acquired WarpSPEE3D metal Additive Manufacturing machine from SPEE3D, headquartered in Melbourne, to manufacture components for an amphibious aircraft project in collaboration with Amphibian Aerospace Industries Pty Ltd. The company will focus on evaluating the production method required to create compliant amphibious aircraft parts by using SPEE3D’s Additive Manufacturing process as a substitute for traditional casting techniques.

“Our collaboration with Nupress and SPEE3D stands to be a game changer in aerospace manufacturing and a real opportunity for a new era of Australian manufacturing,” stated Dan Webster, CEO of Amphibian Aerospace.

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Craig McWilliam, CEO of Nupress, added, “The performance of a machined part and 3D printed part can be greatly different, depending on the application. Our project with Amphibian Aerospace will compare these two types of parts so that we can better understand the performance differences between them. We will be taking a cast part as our baseline and then creating identical machined and 3D printed versions of it. By comparing these parts on performance metrics like strength, flexibility, and weight, we should be able to see exactly how machining and 3D printing technologies are changing the landscape of functional parts.”

This 9 kg wheel centre is manufactured in just under 6 hours on a WarpSPEE3D (Courtesy SPEE3D)
This 9 kg wheel centre is manufactured in just under 6 hours on a WarpSPEE3D (Courtesy SPEE3D)

The metal Additive Manufacturing subscription model now available at Nupress offers one to six slots, each delivering 25 hours per month of building for one year. Nupress will facilitate the manufacturing of parts, from application consultation through to Additive Manufacturing, machining and post-processing treatment.

“Having a WarpSPEE3D at Nupress will provide clients a critical advantage to source industrial-grade metal parts when needed, allowing them to control the production process compared to dealing with global supply chains fraught with risk,” concluded Byron Kennedy, SPEE3D CEO.

Both SPEE3D and Nupress are currently at AVALON 2023 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, which takes place March 3-5, 2023.

www.spee3d.com

www.nupress.com.au

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