Melbourne-based 3D printing solutions company EVOK3D has been successful in a public tender and will be supplying Defence Science and Technology (DST) with three HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems for production of robust end-use parts, tooling & jigs, as well as concept models and prototypes.
In a statement EVOK3D Managing Director Joe Carmody said 3D printing has moved beyond prototyping to becoming a viable and flexible direct manufacturing technology.
“DST’s motto is Science and Technology for Safeguarding Australia and we are very proud to be playing a part in securing supply chain sovereignty for this country.”
“The fact the Dept. 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,” Mr Carmody said.
Also included in the scope of supply to DST is automated post-processing equipment, suitable for serial manufacturing. The industrial grade HP Jet Fusion 4200 printers are capable of high output and can therefore be used for on-demand local manufacturing of critical parts in the event of supply chain disruption.
The revolutionary technology is seen to enable the reinvention of Australian manufacturing due to its flexibility and agility compared to traditional manufacturing processes, according to the statement.
As the HP 3D printing partner for Australia and New Zealand, EVOK3D has supplied the Dept. of Defence with machines and service across multiple sites over the years. Its core business is supplying and supporting professional and production 3D printing solutions which includes machinery, consumables and software.
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