3D printing giant EOS partners with John Hart as it expands its Australian presence

Leading OEM EOS has partnered with machine tool supplier John Hart Pty Ltd. to sell its range of 3D printers in Australia. The agreement will make John Hart the first official Australian distribution partner of EOS products.

“This partnership marks an important step for us in Australia as it will help us to jointly develop this market further towards a broader adoption of 3D printing,” said EOS Sales Director Jack Wu.

“This technology will help customers to address their most demanding industry challenges which they cannot solve with conventional technologies and approaches today, as such enabling industry solutions that weren’t thinkable before.”

The EOS booth pre-runveiling of the new P500 machine. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry
EOS sees an opportunity to expand the use of 3D Printing across the Australian manufacturing sector. Photo via EOS. Photo by Beau Jackson

Developing the Australian additive manufacturing market

EOS began an increased focus on the Australasian market in August 2018 appointing Conflux Technology, an additive manufacturing consultancy and service provider, as its Official Agent. At the time of that deal, Dr. Hans J. Langer, Founder and Chairman of EOS, commented, “We have observed an increased appetite for industrial printing technology in Australia…[Here] we currently see the biggest potential for industrial 3D printing in industries such as mining, aerospace, medical and transportation.”

“We at EOS choose to collaborate with Conflux Technology as they are a strong local technology partner with in-depth industrial 3D printing know-how. Together we are sustainably developing the Australian market for AM solutions.”

For John Hart, a company that made its name selling everything from basic machine tools to laser CNC machines, this latest deal is an important step forward too. “The addition of EOS to our product portfolio marks a milestone moment, not just for John Hart, but for the Australian Manufacturing Technology sector,” comments Mark Dobrich, John Hart General Manager.

“…this will be the first partnership in Australia of a world leading additive machine technology company with a leading National Australian machine tool distributor.”

“The timing of this agreement places John Hart at the forefront of this technology and provides us with an opportunity to take a leadership position in the development and adoption of the technology with the Australian Manufacturing Industry.”

EOS increasing its global presence

John Hart will now be an official reseller for the gamut of EOS 3D printing systems, including its polymer additive manufacturing machines, like the P 500 and metal additive systems, including the M 300 series. Software, namely EOSPRINT 2, EOSYSTEM, EOSTATE  and EOSCONNECT will also be provided by John Hart.

The EOS P 500 Polymer 3D printer will be one of the many Polymer and metal printers sold by John Hart. Image via EOS

In other EOS related news, earlier this year the company acquired Vulcan Labs, a Texas-based powder bed fusion (PBF) R&D startup. EOS also recently partnered with Etihad Airways Engineering, The largest MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) service in the Middle East.

Currently EOS sells 15 Polymer and metal 3D printers and has distribution centers in 26 countries.  

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