Australian 3D printer manufacturer SPEE3D announced that the U.S. Navy has selected SPEE3D’s additive manufacturing technology (CSAM) to develop materials that meet Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE) quality standards as part of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Expeditionary Maintenance and Sustainment project.
SUBSAFE is a U.S. Navy quality assurance program designed to ensure the safety of the submarine fleet. All work and materials used for these systems are rigorously inspected to ensure that the materials used in assembly and the assembly, maintenance and testing methods are correct. The U.S. Navy and ARL/PSU are investigating SPEE3D’s CSAM technology to determine if it meets stringent technical, quality and safety requirements with the benefit of rapid part production.
SPEE3D’s CSAM technology is being evaluated with the U.S. Navy and Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL/PSU) to see if it meets stringent engineering, quality, and safety requirements while providing rapid part production. With SPEE3D’s capabilities, submarine parts could be produced in hours instead of months. The technology is platform-independent and can process multiple metals, including 6061 aluminum, aluminum bronze and copper.
“We are honored to be chosen and trusted by the U.S. Navy to participate in this groundbreaking project,” said Steven Camilleri, Co-Founder and CTO at SPEE3D. “We have worked successfully with the U.S. Navy in the past and understand the unique challenges they face with the need for manufacturing capabilities that are fast, reliable, and easily deployable.
Find out more about SPEE3D at spee3d.com.