EVOK3D - a partner of leading graphic arts supplier Currie Group - has won a contract to supply three HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems to the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DST), part of the Australian Department of Defence that provides technology support for defence and national security needs. The public tender contract includes the supply of automated post-processing equipment.
|HP Jet Fusion 3D printer fleet|
“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,” EVOK3D said in a company statement. “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. This revolutionary 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 EVOK3D, added: “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 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.”
The DST is Australia's second largest government-funded science organisation after the CSIRO.
Melbourne-based EVOK3D is an Australian owned and operated specialist 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions company now in its 8th year of operation. EVOK3D has supplied the Dept. of Defence with machines and service across multiple sites over recent years. EVOK3D’s core business is supplying and supporting professional and production 3D printing solutions which includes machinery, consumables and software. “EVOK3D, as a Currie Group company is the HP 3D Printing partner for Australia and New Zealand," it said. "With offices in all capital cities across ANZ, its service and support capability are unmatched in the industry.”
In October 2019, HP Indigo specialist Currie Group signed a partnership equity agreement with EVOK3D. “To meet the growing demand for these technologies, we needed to scale the business and Currie Group is ideally positioned, having pioneered digital disruption of the 2D print industry over the last 20 years,” Carmody said at the time.
|(l-r) David Currie (Currie Group), Yana Carmody & Joe Carmody (EVOK3D). (2019)|