WarpSPEE3D additive manufacturing technology used successfully in US Navy REPTX exercise requirements
PORT HUENEME, Calif., September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — SPEE3D, maker of the world’s fastest metal 3D printers, announced that its WarpSPEE3D printer is the first to successfully print parts on a US Navy ship. SPEE3D’s additive manufacturing technology was selected as part of NAVSEA’s REPTX exercise, currently being conducted as part of ANTX-Coastal Trident 2022.at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, California.
The WarpSPEE3D printer test successfully printed the part – a three-inch bronze anchor – five times while the ship was engaged at sea. The parts printed with the same results and in just six minutes each time . Additionally, the SPEE3D team has assisted other companies in their testing, helping to print a wide range of applications, including pressure fittings for pipes, protective boxes for naval equipment, and manufacturing mechanisms. for robotic arms.
“Our goal during REPTX was to successfully test WarpSPEE3D’s deployable technology to print maritime military parts on demand and in various sea conditions. parts on a ship,” said Steven Camilleri, Co-founder and CTO of SPEE3D. “We understand the operational, economic and supply chain issues facing the military and look forward to continuing to work with U.S. Defense to help address some of these challenges.”
REPTX is currently being conducted as part of ANTX-Coastal Trident 2022, which has over 60 participants from navy, academia and industry. The trial consists of a series of technical demonstrations, field experiments and exercises, both discussion-based and operations-based.
REPTX aims to identify, validate and implement new technologies – including additive manufacturing – to help reduce supply chain issues, perform maintenance operations more efficiently and limit time to return to port.
SPEE3D’s patented technology is 1000 times faster than other metal 3D printers. Uniquely, SPEE3D harnesses the power of kinetic energy rather than relying on high-powered lasers and expensive gases, enabling printing at affordable production costs. Parts can be printed anywhere in minutes from over 12 sets of materials, including copper, stainless steel, titanium, high-strength aluminum, and nickel-based carbides. WarpSPEE3D is the world’s first large format metal 3D printer to use SPEE3D technology.
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SPEE3D is a leading metal additive manufacturing technology provider dedicated to the research, development and delivery of metal 3D printers and embedded systems using its patented cold spray technology. SPEE3D products enable significantly faster, cheaper and more scalable production than traditional metal printing techniques for a wide range of metals including copper, stainless steel, titanium, high strength aluminum and nickel based carbides.
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