XSPEE3D says that its cold spray 3D printer will be used at a US Navy college for postgraduate military researchers.

Plans are to research the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) of surface and undersea ships and vessels as well as aircraft and ground equipment, the company said.

“The Naval Postgraduate School chose the XSPEE3D metal 3D printer because of its expeditionary nature that allows it to be contained inside a rugged and deployable metal container and deployed anywhere, including harsh field conditions,” said Chris Curran, program manager at the college. Uniquely, it runs on heated compressed air and does not require inert gasses or lasers, reducing risk to the operator.”