Phillips adds SPEE3D Additive Manufacturing capabilities to US Army’s Rock Island Arsenal

SPEE3D’s LightSPEE3D machine uses Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing technology to fuse powders without volatile gases or heat sources (Courtesy SPEE3D)

Phillips Federal, a division of Phillips Corporation, Hannover, Maryland, USA, has added the metal Additive Manufacturing technologies of SPEE3D, Melbourne, Australia, to support its Public Private Partnership (P3) and Additive Manufacturing programmes at the US Army’s Rock Island Arsenal (RIA).

SPEE3D machines use Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing, working on a cold fusion principle where compressed air is used to fuse powders, meaning no volatile gases or heat sources are required to bond layers together. In recent Australian Army field trials, the company’s LightSPEE3D and WarpSPEE3D…

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