Australian additive manufacturing company, SPEE3D, showcased its metal 3D printing technology at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne last weekend.
SPEE3D said its flagship product, WarpSPEE3D, is the world’s fastest metal 3D printer and can produce parts up to 1000 times faster than traditional methods, making it ideally suited to on-demand production and rapid prototyping applications. For the event SPEE3D teamed with Garry Rogers Motorsport to demonstrate high-speed production of aluminium parts for S5000 open-wheelers.
It was the first time motor racing enthusiasts could see dozens of metal parts printed on demand at the grand prix. One of the featured components was an S5000 support arm. SPEE3D said the 2.4 kg aluminium part was printed in two hours on a WarpSPEE3D at a cost of $180 dollars.
The live demonstration at the event’s Versor Tech Hub highlighted how printers are not restricted to workshop or lab environments. SPEE3D said its technology is the only metal additive manufacturing process proven to print metal parts in some of the world’s toughest environments.
“It was exciting to showcase our technology at this fantastic event here in Melbourne. SPEE3D’s technology is the world’s fastest way to make metal parts, and what better place to show this off than at the grand prix, which is all about speed and innovation,” said CEO of SPEE3D, Byron Kennedy.
Since 2020, SPEE3D, and the Australian Army, has taken the equipment on off-road field trials, proving it is possible to 3D print and validate spare parts in rugged bushland and extreme conditions.
With a growing global customer base, SPEE3D has made a name for itself in the additive manufacturing industry. It has claimed many awards and holds the record for the world’s fastest print of a one-kilogram part.