Specialist 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company EVOK3D has announced it will supply Australia’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) with three HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems.
The deal includes supply for automated post-processing equipment, suitable in serial manufacturing.
As a Currie Group company, EVOK3D works as the HP 3D Printing partner for New Zealand and Australia.
DST will use the industrial-grade HP Jet Fusion 4200 printers for production of end-use parts, tooling and jigs, as well as concept models and prototypes. The high output from the HP 4200 machines enables their use for on demand local manufacturing of critical parts in the event of supply chain disruption.
HP says this technology can enable the reinvention of manufacturing in Australia and New Zealand due to its flexibility and agility compared to traditional manufacturing processes.
Joe Carmody, managing director at EVOK3D, says “3D printing has moved beyond just prototyping and is now a viable and flexible direct manufacturing technology. DST’s motto is Science and Technology for Safeguarding Australia and we are proud to play a part in securing supply chain sovereignty for this country.
“The fact the Department of Defence has selected EVOK3D and HP’s production ready solutions reinforces that our clients across defence, industry, design, education and healthcare can continue to invest with confidence.”
Now in its eighth year of operation, EVOK3D has previously supplied the Department of Defence with machines and service across multiple sites. The company’s core business sees it supplying and supporting professional and production 3D printing solutions which includes machinery, consumables, and software.