SPEE3D to introduce new TitanSPEE3D cold spray 3D printer at LSAAT 2024

Australian metallic 3D printer producer SPEE3D has introduced the launch of its latest chilly spray 3D printer, the TitanSPEE3D. 

Set to be launched this week on the Massive Scale Additive Motion Staff (LSAAT) assembly in Worcester, Massachusetts, the brand new system boasts a considerable construct quantity and design freedom. The brand new 3D printer can reportedly fabricate massive metallic elements that usually require casting, slicing manufacturing occasions from months to days.  

Paul Maloney, SPEE3D’s Chief Income Officer (CRO), calls the brand new TitanSPEE3D a “sport changer” for industries that depend on casting to supply massive metallic elements. He claims the brand new system unlocks the power to 3D print “shortly, sustainably, and at a aggressive price.”  

TitanSPEE3D shall be out there to a restricted variety of beta clients in 2024, with the industrial launch anticipated subsequent yr.   

SPEE3D's new TitanSPEE3D cold spray 3D printer. Image via SPEE3D.SPEE3D's new TitanSPEE3D cold spray 3D printer. Image via SPEE3D.
SPEE3D’s new TitanSPEE3D chilly spray 3D printer. Picture by way of SPEE3D.

TitanSPEE3D provides to SPEE3D’s rising chilly spray portfolio

TitanSPEE3D will add to SPEE3D’s rising portfolio of chilly spray 3D printers optimized for the protection and heavy business sectors. 

Final month, the corporate launched its Expeditionary Manufacturing Unit (EMU) for on-site army purposes. This deployable, containerized metallic 3D printing resolution combines the corporate’s XSPEE3D chilly spray 3D printer with the SPEE3Dcell post-processing unit. Designed to be deployable to distant places, the EMU is good for army forces desirous to quickly produce metallic spare elements the place they’re wanted. 

In an interview with 3D Printing Trade Calum Stewart, SPEE3D’s Director of Protection Packages, highlighted the EMU’s potential to beat provide challenges by getting “extra gear again within the struggle extra of the time.”   

This adopted the information final yr that SPEE3D had provided seven WarpSPEE3D 3D printers to Ukraine to help its ongoing battle efforts. A part of the US Division of Defence’s (DoD) Ukraine Safety Help initiative, the 3D printers have now been deployed close to the entrance traces to quickly produce important alternative “elements of consequence.”  

The new Expeditionary Manufacturing Unit (EMU) from SPEE3D, with SPEE3Dcell on the left and XSPEE3D on the right. Photo via SPEE3D.The new Expeditionary Manufacturing Unit (EMU) from SPEE3D, with SPEE3Dcell on the left and XSPEE3D on the right. Photo via SPEE3D.
The Expeditionary Manufacturing Unit (EMU) from SPEE3D, with SPEE3Dcell on the left and XSPEE3D on the proper. Picture by way of SPEE3D.

The corporate’s new TitanSPEE3D system goals to deal with the growing demand for the speedy and reasonably priced manufacturing of enormous metallic elements. 

The 3D printer will supply a large construct quantity, combining a 2.4 m diameter with a peak of 1 m. TitanSPEE3D customers will have the ability to fabricate elements weighing as much as 2000 kg from a variety of metals, together with 6061 Aluminium, Aluminium Bronze, and 316 Stainless Metal. 

Casting-equivalent metallic elements may be produced in days due to SPEE3D’s Chilly Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM) Know-how. Due to this fact, the brand new TitanSPEE3D fits protection and heavy business purposes, typically demanding large-scale elements at brief discover.  

CSAM jets metallic powder at supersonic speeds onto a substrate. The pressure of the kinetic power causes the particles to bind collectively, shortly creating massive elements with low porosity and predictable materials properties. 

Not like different metallic 3D printers, CSAM doesn’t require fragile lasers or dangerous gasses. This makes SPEE3D’s programs straightforward to move and set up on the level of want.  

“SPEE3D revolutionized large-scale metallic 3D printing once we launched our first printer using our distinctive Chilly Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM) expertise,” acknowledged Maloney. He added that the corporate has continued to raise its success by the continued enlargement of its 3D printing applied sciences.     

SPEE3D's cold-spray process. Photo via SPEE3D.SPEE3D's cold-spray process. Photo via SPEE3D.
SPEE3D’s cold-spray course of. Picture by way of SPEE3D.

New large-format metallic 3D printers hit the market 

The economic metallic 3D printer market is witnessing modest development, with SPEE3D one among a number of corporations to launch new large-scale programs to market. In This fall 2023, market intelligence agency CONTEXT famous that, regardless of an total decline within the Industrial 3D printer area, shipments of Industrial metallic 3D printers elevated by 4% YoY.  

Final month, Chinese language 3D printer producer Eplus3D launched the EP-M2050. This huge-format Laser Beam Powder Mattress Fusion (PBF-LB) 3D printer options 36 lasers as commonplace, with the choice to improve the system to 49 or 64 lasers. The mannequin gives a considerable construct quantity of 2050 x 2050 x 1100 mm. The Z-axis may be prolonged to 2000 mm.  

The launch represented a notable improvement within the ongoing metallic 3D printer ‘laser wars.’ This has seen many producers give attention to advertising dearer large-scale fashions, typically characterised by growing numbers of lasers. 

2023 noticed Eplus3D launch the EP-M1550 which may be prolonged to incorporate 25 lasers. Equally, the likes of Xi’an Brilliant Laser Applied sciences, Farsoon Applied sciences, Nikon SLM Options and Velo3D all supply multi-laser programs.  

Elsewhere, Steel 3D printer developer Meltio and Michigan-based industrial automation agency Accufacture just lately launched the Alchemist 1. This robotic DED 3D printing workcell is focused to the US market and is powered by Meltio’s laser metallic deposition (LMD) 3D printing expertise. Optimized for the manufacturing of large-scale, totally dense elements, the 3D printer is designed for straightforward integration into current automotive, aerospace, mining, oil and gasoline workflows.            

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Featured picture exhibits SPEE3D’s new TitanSPEE3D chilly spray 3D printer. Picture by way of SPEE3D.