SPEE3D’s Metal AM technology to be utilised by Royal Australian Navy in collaborative project

November 26, 2019

SPEE3D's Metal AM technology to be utilised by Royal Australian Navy in collaborative project

SPEE3D’s WarpSPEE3D metal AM system will be deployed by the Royal Australian Navy for collaborative project (Courtesy SPEE3D)


SPEE3D, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, has partnered with Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), Casuarina, Australia, for a collaboration project to utilise its metal Additive Manufacturing technology in streamlining the maintenance of patrol vessels for the Royal Australian Navy, in what is said to be a world-first trial.

The two-year pilot programme has reportedly received $1.5 million investment from the Australian Government with the aim to significantly increase parts available to the Royal Australian Navy, compared to what a traditional supply chain can provide. The programme will include the deployment of a WarpSPEE3D metal AM system.

SPEE3D collaborated with CDU to establish AMA in 2017, an initiative that is now said to be recognised as a global centre of excellence for real world applications of Additive Manufacturing technology.

The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated the CDU’s Advanced Manufacturing Alliance and SPEE3D, “This high-tech machinery enables metal components to be produced quickly and efficiently, meaning our ships can get back on the water without delay.”

“Benefiting both the Navy and industry, the knowledge transfer gained using this capability also positions the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance to pursue further opportunities,” Price added.




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