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Australian Army successfully conducts field test of SPEE3D metal 3D printer

Australian Army successfully conducts field test of SPEE3D metal 3D printer

Written by David

June 29, 2020

The Australian Army has carried out a field test of metal 3D printer manufacturer SPEE3D’s WarpSPEE3D additive manufacturing (AM) systems.

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Taking place in various locations across the Australian Northern Territories, the three day trial demonstrated the efficacy of metal 3D printed parts during field training. Throughout testing, SPEE3D’s 3D printers proved capable of being deployed within 30 minutes, and in difficult conditions, exhibiting the potential of AM for repairing damaged equipment during missions.

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“The first field deployment of WarpSPEE3D was an important milestone for SPEE3D,” said Byron Kennedy, SPEE3D CEO. “While our equipment was initially designed for industrial use, this trial proved that our equipment is actually very robust and can endure harsh conditions and rough handling very well. We look forward to future exercises and continuing to learn how we best serve the Australian Army and defence industry.” The group of soldiers from the Australian Army’s 1st Combat […]

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