SPEE3D provides El Salvador-based AM service bureau with WarpSPEE3D machine

March 23, 2021

SPEE3D has installed a WarpSPEE3D AM machine at 3D in Metal’s facility based in El Salvador (Courtesy SPEE3D)

SPEE3D, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, has provided a WarpSPEE3D metal Additive Manufacturing machine to ‘3D in Metal’, an Additive Manufacturing service bureau based in El Salvador. The AM bureau, specialising in equipment and software distribution as well as consultation, is the first company in Latin America to own a WarpSPEE3D AM machine.

The WarpSPEE3D can additively manufacture metal parts up to 1000 times faster than traditional manufacturing methods, explains SPEE3D. The technology is expected to provide 3D in Metal a competitive advantage to service demand for replacement metal parts in the region.

Gerardo Ortiz, founder of 3D in Metal, stated, “We believe having the WarpSPEE3D printer in our factory will only increase our capacity to deliver printed 3D metal parts, coatings and repairs. We at 3D in Metal are looking forward to the benefits the WarpSPEE3D machine will offer to our region’s new wave of custom-made mass production.”

The collaboration between SPEE3D and 3D in Metal is said to present a valuable opportunity to the industry and the broader region. Demand for spare parts is often beyond local capability and with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on international trade, AM offers an innovative, sustainable and affordable solution.

SPEE3D is working closely with 3D in Metal to successfully export and manage the external training and installation of the WarpSPEE3DAM machine at the El Salvador site.

“In developing regions, spare parts can sometimes be difficult to source,” commented Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D. “Though, with the WarpSPEE3D metal printer now at 3D in Metal for example, this can help leapfrog these regions to maintain their future supply and demand of metal parts much more easily. The installation in El Salvador just highlights the unique capabilities our easily deployable technology can bring to the region.”


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