SPEE3D Releases New Phaser Nozzle for Metal Printer

The nozzle is designed to work with a wider range of hard phase materials, and with an increase in deposition velocity. 

The nozzle is designed to work with a wider range of hard phase materials, and with an increase in deposition velocity. 

Microstructure image of commercially pure Titanium, as sprayed. Image courtesy of SPEE3D.


SPEE3D, makers of metal 3D printers, launches the SPEE3D Phaser nozzle—a new ultra high-energy nozzle designed to work with a wider range of hard phase materials, and with a significant increase in deposition velocity. 

SPEE3D's cold spray metal 3D printers are a fast, deployable additive solution to manufacture full-density, solid metal parts in minutes. The new Phaser nozzle uses compressed air or nitrogen to deposit material four times faster than the speed of sound at much higher energy, the company reports. This process achieves high-particle velocity to enable more deformation of particles during the deposition process. Harder materials can be made including stainless steel, titanium, high-strength aluminum, and nickel-based carbides. These materials are in addition to SPEE3D's standard copper, aluminum bronze and aluminum materials.

“The SPEE3D PHASER nozzle is revolutionary because anyone can print what's considered 'hardier' materials, and without having to rely on helium to cold spray these materials like other nozzles,” says Camilleri. “With supply chain issues continuing to delay parts for industries such as space, defense, auto racing and maritime, the Phaser nozzle can create these parts in just minutes to withstand severe conditions, high stress, immense shock loads and abrasive environments.”

SPEE3D's cold spray process is high-speed, consistent and able to produce high-quality applications every time. The technology is used worldwide and proven reliable by customers including the Australian Army, EWI, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, and other global organizations that require fabricating parts in harsh expeditionary field environments. With the Australian Army, SPEE3D has tested and validated metal 3D printing as a military capability.

The new SPEE3D PHASER Nozzle is available in all SPEE3D printer models now. To learn more, visit http://www.spee3d.com/phaser.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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