3D prototyping and short-run manufacturer GoProto Inc. has opened a 9,000-square-foot facility in Mount Waverley, Australia, a Melbourne suburb.
In late November, the site began running parts on an HP Inc. Jet Fusion 3D model 4210 printer and processing station for prototyping or end-use production.
Leon Gairns, general manager of the GoProto (ANZ) Pty. Ltd. unit, expects initially to employ 10 persons.
The effort marks San Diego-based GoProto's expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
Jesse Lea, president of GoProto U.S. operations, said the 4210 printer is 10 times faster than existing additive rapid prototyping and 3D printing systems and more precise than the selective laser sintering or stereolithography processes.
Other services at the Australia GoProto location include computer numerically controled machining, cast urethane processing, sheet metal fabrication and injection molding.