Australian 3D printer installed in El Salvador


Spee3D has broken into the Latin American market, with one of their machines to be installed at the 3D In Metal printing service bureau in El Salvador.

Spee3D is based in Melbourne and Darwin and makes additive manufacturing machines that use a cold spray deposition method to create parts out of metal powders. Their printers are 1000 times faster than traditional manufacturing methods, according to Spee3D.

Its products are in use by the Australian Army and Navy, at Australian universities, and have been installed internationally, including at Phillips Federal in the US.

Gerardo Ortiz of 3D In Metal said he believed the new WarpSPEE3D printer would increase his company’s ability to offer parts, coatings and repairs to customers.

“We at 3D in Metal are looking forward to the benefits the WarpSPEE3D machine will offer to our region’s new wave of custom-made mass production,” said Ortiz.

Spare parts could sometimes be difficult to source, said Spee3D’s founder Byron Kennedy in a statement, and that their machine “can help leapfrog these regions to maintain their future supply and demand of metal parts much more easily.” 

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