Australian metal additive manufacturing firm will take home the ADMA Foundation’s Land Forces 2021 SME Innovation Award, which will be officially presented to the company at the event this June.
Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D said the award recognises the high-speed metal 3D printers’ innovative ability to augment existing supply chains within the Defence industry by giving Defence organisations the capability to 3D print metal parts at the point of need.
“For Defence, getting spare parts through regular supply chains to sustain and repair equipment can be difficult, and also very expensive,” Mr Kennedy noted.
“Our technology’s innovative qualities completely eliminate these issues, allowing the Defence industry to take complete control of their own supply chain.”
Developed in Australia, SPEE3D’s metal 3D printing technology is the only large format metal 3D printing technology proven field deployable as trialled by the Australian Army.
SPEE3D completed two trials with the Army at the Mount Bundey field training area in 2020, during which RAEME craftsmen designed and manufactured over 50 case studies of genuine Australian Army parts using the WarpSPEE3D metal 3D printing technology’s robust operational capability to produce metal parts in harsh environments.
“The success from these trials proved the technology offered Defence forces a reliable manufacturing tool and solution to print low-cost metal parts in just minutes on demand,” the company said in a statement.
“SPEE3D’s outstanding contribution to making manufacturing easier for the Defence Industry has now been recognised on a national scale.”
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