At the US Defense Strategies Institute (DSI)’s 6th Military Additive Manufacturing Summit, SPEE3D, Melbourne, Australia, was announced as the inaugural winner of the Award for Expeditionary & Tactical 3D Printing Excellence.
The DSI is a non-partisan Institute designed to assist in advancing the goals of the United States’ military. The organisation are the organisers of the Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit event which enables the industry to come together for actionable discussions & debate. The 2022 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit focused on advancements made in the Additive Manufacturing space, as well as how the US Department of Defense is working to quickly integrate AM technologies in order to supply durable, affordable equipment, and parts to soldiers in the field.
“We had an incredible number of entries this year from various esteemed government, defence industry and defence prime organisations based in the US, and internationally,” stated Richard Giordano, Director of Programs at the Defense Strategies Institute. “The 3D Printing Awards is dedicated to recognising individuals, or groups, that have exemplified an outstanding achievement in 3D printing in support of DoD mission priorities. We would like to congratulate all of the recipients making waves in the Advanced Manufacturing space to improve defence sovereign capability.”
Since 2020, SPEE3D has worked with the Australian Army to conduct field trials, taking the company’s WarpSPEE3D tactical AM machine into the bushland of Mount Bundey, and Bradshaw Training Areas. At these locations, the Australian Army’s Additive Manufacturing Cell (AMC) technicians manufactured dozens of case studies, proving that it is possible to additively manufacture, replace, validate, certify, and put to use metal applications in the field.
Steven Camilleri, CEO of SPEE3D, commented, “SPEE3D is very proud and humbled to be recognised in the US for our work with defence. We must acknowledge that the Australian Army’s dedication to pursuing new innovation with us has been the backbone of our success. Their commitment to this project helped develop the groundwork for a better sovereign manufacturing future for defence forces worldwide.”