The British Army is acquiring a new XSPEE3D printer from Australian specialist SPEE3D. The Army intends to use it – in collaboration with SPEE3D – to further develop the AM capabilities of the armed forces.
The Army has purchased the XSPEE3D printer and signed a two-year contract with SPEE3D that includes training and close collaboration with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
The XSPEE3D is a leading additive manufacturing solution that can rapidly produce parts from known metal alloys to meet real-time requirements. It can be transported in a standard shipping container and enables on-demand manufacturing to maximize availability and minimize downtime. With this technology, parts can be manufactured from materials such as 6061 aluminum, aluminum bronze and copper in just a few hours.
“We are excited to be invited by the British Army to work closely together and bring our latest printer XSPEE3D to the field, offering a deployable and easy-to-use solution. Working together with defence worldwide, we have explored the impact of additive manufacturing to solve real supply chain problems by printing critical parts on demand and in rough conditions. We look forward to growing our relationship with the British Army. We thank them for trusting us as their partner in this journey.” – Byron Kennedy, Co-Founder and CEO of SPEE3D
“The British Army chose to work with SPEE3D based on their successful track record of partnering with defence forces worldwide to provide the latest additive manufacturing solutions. We are proud to be a forward-thinking organization and are always exploring the latest technologies to solve the military’s most pressing supply chain issues, which SPEE3D’s technology helps us to solve.” – Lieutenant Colonel Davidson Reith, British Army.
SPEE3D is committed to strengthening the internal manufacturing capabilities of armed forces worldwide. Recent collaborations include the U.S. Army’s Project Convergence program, which printed and deployed critical spare parts in armored vehicles in just minutes or hours. SPEE3D has also worked with the U.S. Navy and Australian Army to test and validate metal 3D printing for military applications.
Find out more about SPEE3D at spee3d.com.