NZ Made Industrial 3D Printer – Update

The “QuickForm 500” 3D printer from PDM

This is the 2nd of our NZ made 3D printers. Standing at 2M tall (6.5 foot) this is probably NZ’s largest heated chamber 3D printer. Our Version 1 printer hasn’t stopped printing for 2 years, producing an incredible amount of work for New Zealand companies.

Version 2 features:

      • Vacuum bed

      • 1kw heated bed

      • 5kw heated chamber

      • The heated material bay keeps materials at the desired conditioned for better quality prints and strength.

      • Auto filament feeding

      • Auto filament change over.

      • Using Leadscrews on all axis allows for high accuracy at speed.

      • 2x faster than our current printers.

      • Vertical opening door for ease of use and economic floor space usage

    What does all this do for our customers?

        • Large parts can be made in one piece for better accuracy and fitment

        • The heated build chamber is a ground up design that keeps temperatures very even, basically eliminating distortion and increasing part strength.

        • The quality of Polycarbonate parts produced on this machine are very good, in many cases, offering a plastic alternative to metal.

        • Large parts are generally lower cost than SLS from Shapeways (for example), so this is a competitive service right here in NZ! (With automated quoting / ordering) see here

      So what’s next?

      We are running a 3D printing trial with PPSU material, PPSU has a higher TG that peaks at 220degC. Additionally, it has good chemical resistance and impact strength.

      MakeThis is currently building our 3rd machine to increase production capacity. (We already have 6 industrial FDM printers)

      These machines are not for sale, but we may sell them in future so if you are interested let us know and we will add you to the list so we can gauge interest.

      Designed and made in NZ


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