We have, as one of the first adopters worldwide, added the latest machine by Australian manufacturer SPEE3D to our technology portfolio. It has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing of aluminum, copper, and composite parts. Supersonic 3D Deposition (SP3D) is a cold spray technology. This means, the metal powder is fired precisely onto a defined spot on a material carrier by a nozzle. The powder particles hit that position with three times the speed of sound and it is the corresponding kinetic energy which binds them together. The bonding process is thus not a result of melting or heat which will enable the creation of entirely new components and structures. Another huge plus is the much sought-after manufacturing of copper.
The machine has just arrived from Australia, a thorough testing phase will follow. We’ll keep you updated!