SPEE3D Chosen by British Army for the US Army’s Project Convergence
British Army and SPEE3D to demonstrate WarpSPEE3D Printer to showcase benefits of additive manufacturing technology for defense.
November 8, 2022
SPEE3D, makers of metal 3D printers, report that the British Army has requested their support throughout the U.S. Army Future Command’s Project Convergence 2022 as part of a concept assessment. SPEE3D is reportedly one of the first additive manufacturing companies to partner with the British Army. Together, they will showcase the WarpSPEE3D printer’s deployable technology to print metal 3D printed parts in the field and in various conditions.
The newest endeavor of the U.S. Army’s Futures Command, Project Convergence is a flagship learning, experimentation and demonstration campaign. From October 30 to November 9, 2022, in Fort Irwin, CA, Project Convergence will evaluate approximately 300 technologies, focusing on advancing joint and multinational interoperability in future operational environments. Several thousand U.S., U.K. and Australian service members, researchers and industry partners will experiment with—and assess—these new advancements.
“We are thrilled to be invited by the British Army to collaborate and explore the capabilities and logistical impact of our additive manufacturing technology for the military,” says Byron Kennedy, co-founder, and CEO of SPEE3D. “Our partnership over the last two years with them has validated the need for 3D metal printing to solve a myriad of challenges the military faces, and in rough terrain where they need a deployable and easy-to-use solution to print important parts quickly.”
“SPEE3D regularly works with defense worldwide to showcase their innovative additive manufacturing technologies to help solve some of the military’s most pressing supply chain issues,” says the British Army’s Lieutenant Colonel Davidson Reith. “It’s our pleasure to be able to work with SPEE3D, giving the British Army the opportunity to learn lessons from a world-leading additive manufacturing company.”
SPEE3D’s technology enables the additive manufacturing process to produce industrial quality metal parts from anywhere in just minutes. SPEE3D does not rely on helium or other gasses, unlike large additive manufacturing printers. In addition, it does not require melting metals to produce parts from over 12 material sets, including copper, stainless steel, titanium, high-strength aluminum, and nickel-based carbides.
This is not the first time that SPEE3D has partnered closely with the military worldwide. Last month, the company announced its WarpSPEE3D metal 3D printer was successfully printing parts on a U.S. Naval ship. In addition, the company just unveiled XSPEE3D—an all-in-one containerized metal 3D printer that is highly mobile, easy to use, and prints parts from anywhere in minutes, according to the company.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.