Additive Manufacturing Success Stories

3D Printing Studios builds factory of the future with EOS

Joint CEO’s and founders of 3D Printing Studios, Howard Wood and Stuart Grover began their business with a mission to help customers “bring their ideas to life” by leveraging the latest technologies in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing.


Howard Wood in front of his new EOS P 396 industrial 3D printer

Howard Wood in front of his new EOS P 396 industrial 3D printer.


Their 3D printing bureau offers services such as rapid prototyping, functional production items & short-run manufacturing. Due to customer demand they also offer reverse engineering, as well as 3D design, equipment hire and training.

The business was established in Sydney in 2013. It was Australia’s first ever 3D printing retail shop and the fifth worldwide. The business expanded to Perth a year later, and then to Melbourne in 2017.

In December 2019 Howard and Stuart realised their vision to open a factory of the future where they produce mass personalisation, that is fuctional items personalised for customers. Repeat short-run products, saving customers large production setup costs and cutting down on waste with a just-in-time production approach.

Their factory of the future vision was realised with a world class Additive Manufacturing solution from John Hart, an EOS P 396 industrial 3D printer, capable of producing thousands of high-quality plastic parts per week.

Howard Wood said: “We purchased the EOS because we needed this type of machine to continue our expansion. We have been involved with Additive Manufacturing for a number of years and EOS have a reputation of producing reliable high-quality machines. This machine is renowned for reliability and when we did the ROI it made a lot of sense. It also has a large build area, suitable to our plan for high volume production.”

With total build size of 340 x 340 x 600 mm, the EOS P 396 covers the medium build volume range and sets the manufacturing standard for many industries like Medical, Defence, Aerospace and Lifestyle.

The EOS P 396 processes an extensive portfolio of thermoplastic materials on an industrial scale, and is acclaimed for reproducible and constant component quality, cost-effective manufacturing and high productivity.

Glenn Evans, John Hart’s NSW Branch Manager added: “The success of the Australian manufacturing sector relies on the momentum created by advanced manufacturing technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Companies like 3D Printing Studios are key to this success as they bring a lot of experience to the table and have supported hundreds of others in their journey to creating competitive advantages with Additive Manufacturing.”

To find out more about how EOS can help you shape the future of manufacturing, please contact your nearest John Hart branch.

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Putting the EOS P 396 to work producing large volumes of high quality plastic parts

Putting the EOS P 396 to work producing large volumes of high-quality plastic parts.


Produced on the EOS P 396

Produced on the EOS P 396.