Spee3D Metal 3D Printer Offers Supersonic 3D Deposition

A rocket nozzle accelerates air up to three times the speed of sound, delivering high-density 3D-printed metal parts.


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Spee3D metal 3D printers leveraging supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology are said to deliver metal 3D printing at production speeds. Rather than using heat to melt metal powders, Spee3D’s technology uses supersonic deposition in which a rocket nozzle accelerates air up to three times the speed of sound to deliver manufacturing-grade metal and high-density parts.

Designed for scalable, just-in-time production, the printers create metal parts at speeds that are 100 to 1,000 times faster than traditional metal 3D printing technologies, the company says. The fast, low-cost and casting-grade parts are said to be ideal for a range of commercial and industrial applications. Suitable parts range from brackets and manifolds to engine components in single to high-volume production quantities. 

Spee3D’s industrial printers are now available globally, and are compatible with aluminum and copper.