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SPEE3D Prints Metal Parts at Three Times the Speed of Sound

 - May 9, 2018
References: spee3d & 3dprint
SPEE3D is an innovation that has the potential to disrupt the casting market, as it takes the form of a 3D printing solution for metal that offers a fast and low-cost way for metal parts to be created.

As the name of the company suggests, speed is a primary feature, as the machine boasts the ability to produce parts at three times the speed of sound. To keep costs low, only air is used in the process, rather than gases.

SPEE3D showed off its supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology at the formnext international trade fair for additive manufacturing, 3D printing, tool- and mold-making, proving that 16 copper components could be 3D-printed in just 11-and-a-half minutes, all for a cost of $6.25.