Additive manufacturing research and development company Elementum 3D has acquired cold spray metal 3D printing technology developed by Australian manufacturer SPEE3D.
The WarpSPEE3D is SPEE3D’s large format cold spray metal 3D printing machine capable of printing 30 tons of metal parts per year.
Elementum 3D CEO Dr Jacob Nuechterlein, said the acquisition will allow the company to offer more capabilities within its current services by expanding into metal cold spray technology.
“Our revolutionary RAM technology and AM expertise is helping meet the 3D printing industry’s ever-growing demand for a greater selection of printable materials,” Mr Nuechterlein said.
“We are confident the acquisition of SPEE3D’s technology will be an excellent addition to our current capabilities.
“Developing and applying Elementum 3D materials to SPEE3D’s cold spray printers is a major step forward towards our goal to offer customers a comprehensive range of AM solutions.”
Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D, said the company’s metal 3D printers run at a supersonic speed 100 to 1000 times faster compared to traditional metal 3D printing method, allowing them to produce industrial quality metal parts in just minutes, rather than days or weeks,
“We are very excited about partnering with such a pioneering company such as Elementum 3D,” Mr Kennedy continued.
“Their additive manufacturing and material expertise will help to bring cold spray additive manufacturing to the forefront and quite literally change the way parts are manufactured in several industries.”
Steven Camilleri, CTO of SPEE3D, said the company was honoured to be involved in Elementum 3D’s advanced materials research and development.
“SPEE3D’s cold spray fabrication technology provides a significantly increased scope for advanced materials development as the material is not melted during the print process,” Mr Camilleri added.
“With our WarpSPEE3D technology, we look forward to how Elementum 3D spearheads material enhancement in cold spray processes for the future 3D printing market.”