• Defence contract: HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer
    Defence contract: HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer

Currie Group company EVOK3D has won a contract to supply Industrial-grade HP 3D printers to the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group. 

EVOK3D, which specialises in delivering leading 3D printing/additive manufacturing solutions in Australia, is supplying Defence Science and Technology (DST) with three HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems.

Also included in the scope of supply is automated post-processing equipment, suitable for serial manufacturing. The industrial-grade HP Jet Fusion 4200 printers will be used by DST for production of robust end-use parts, tooling and jigs, as well as concept models and prototypes.

Due to the high output possible from the HP 4200 machines, they can also be used for on-demand local manufacturing of critical parts in the event of supply-chain disruption.

The company says the technology is set to enable the reinvention of manufacturing in Australia, due to its flexibility and agility compared to traditional manufacturing processes.

Joe Carmody, managing director at EVOK3D said, “3D printing has moved beyond just prototyping, and is now a viable and flexible direct manufacturing technology. The DST motto is Science and Technology for Safeguarding Australia, and we are 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.”

EVOK3D is an Australian owned and operated specialist 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing solutions company now in its eighth year of operation. It has supplied the Department 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. As a Currie Group company it is the HP 3D printing partner for Australia and New Zealand. It has offices in all capital cities across ANZ providing service and support capability.

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