GoProto to open 3D printing facility in Melbourne


Rapid prototyping company GoProto will open a new 3D printing and additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne.

Jesse Lea, President of US operations said the facility will house the HP Jet Fusion 4210 printer, which is 10-times faster than existing rapid prototyping and 3D printing systems.

“Current technologies like SLS or SLA lack the combined precision, speed and function that’s demanded to push printed parts into mainstream manufacturing,” Mr Lea explained.

“HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology will accomplish high-end, functional prototyping and final part production to industries in search of short run manufacturing needs.”

Robert Mesaros, Vice President & Head of 3D Printing for Asia Pacific & Japan, HP Inc. said the new facility will leverage HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to offer GoProto’s extensive portfolio of prototyping and manufacturing services, including CNC machining, cast urethane, sheet metal and injection moulding.

“Our ambition is to reinvent the way the world designs and manufactures. This expansion is testament to how HP is working with partners like GoProto to accelerate this transformation, enabling them to shorten and localise the design and manufacturing cycle for their customers,” Mr Mesaros concluded.

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