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Products/parts are scanned in and modified via state of the art 3D CAD software so they can be 3D printed. 3D Models can also be created from scratch

FDM

With Fused Deposition Modelling, materials are heated and extracted through nozzles to create thin, thread like spools to build the end product layer by layer

SLA

Stereolithography uses an ultraviolet laser to cure liquid epoxy resin into a solid, working in very, very thin layers to create a accurate and smooth finish to the part

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Selective Laser Sintering uses a laser to solidify and bond material in powder form into solid layers to build up a 3D structure/part

Jonathan Zyzalo at Precision 3D Printing

Experts in 3D Printing

With 15 years experience, we are experts in Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing, specializing in smaller production runs and intricate parts.

To call Precision 3D printing’s team qualified is an understatement. All staff have engineering backgrounds. They are led by Jonathan Zyzalo who has been instrumental in pioneering 3D printing in New Zealand for the last 9 years. He has a PhD in Mechatronics, specialising in SLA rapid prototyping. Dr. Zyzalo works with a wide variety of local and international clients to produce 3D prototypes, patterns and parts, for all sorts of applications, to very specific specifications and tight deadlines.

3D Scanning & CAD

Fused Deposition Modelling is where materials are heated and extracted through nozzles to create thin, thread like spools to build the end product layer by layer and requiring support material to keep the design integrity while building. One advantage of our industrial grade FDM machine is the medium sized build volume making it a good solution for larger components.
FDM is useful for concept models, patterns, sand casting, prototyping, and manufacturing. We’re able to use production grade thermoplastics, these make parts that are very durable and of an engineering standard. Fused deposition modelling is great for additive manufacturing, which opens up new design possibilities with increased intricacy with a lighter weight on integrated structures.

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FDM

Fused Deposition Modelling is where materials are heated and extracted through nozzles to create thin, thread like spools to build the end product layer by layer and requiring support material to keep the design integrity while building. One advantage of our industrial grade FDM machine is the medium sized build volume making it a good solution for larger components.
FDM is useful for concept models, patterns, sand casting, prototyping, and manufacturing. We’re able to use production grade thermoplastics, these make parts that are very durable and of an engineering standard. Fused deposition modelling is great for additive manufacturing, which opens up new design possibilities with increased intricacy with a lighter weight on integrated structures.

SLA

Stereolithography uses an ultraviolet laser to cure liquid epoxy resin into a solid, working in very, very thin layers (as small as 0.05mm) that are cross sections of CAD data. The resin is light sensitive, so as the laser passes over the liquid it creates a solid surface. Once a pass is complete more liquid is added until the full height specifications are achieved. The completed part is then removed from the liquid and excess resin is cleaned. Parts made using SLA are incredibly accurate with a smooth finish. The stereolithography process is very versatile and cost effective, meaning it is ideal for rapid prototyping. Precision 3D Printing have the country’s only commercially available SLA machines. As well as rapid prototyping it can work for design and engineering and testing concept feasibility.

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SLS

Selective Laser Sintering is similar to SLA in that we use a laser to solidify and bond material into layers of the 3D structure. SLS allows us to use plastics that are more suited towards end use. We can use a blend of nylon plastics and glass-filled nylon which creates a surface roughness which is not smooth like SLA. However the use of nylon results in prints which are more durable, strong, and flexible. Selective laser sintering is a fantastic process, which leads to weight reduced designs (comparative to traditional manufactured parts). SLS is growing in popularity and has many applications from the aerospace industry, to functional parts, for geometrically artistic parts, and in the production of medical instruments just to name a few.

Polyurethane Moulding

Polyurethane is wonderfully diverse, we are able to mix different materials to create the exact feel you want from your product. The materials range in Shore hardness, which define whether the material is flexible (Shore A) or rigid (Shore D). We can create a wide range, where 10A is soft like skin and 90A is hard like thick rubber then switch to a D grade product that’s like a lunchbox in firmness of the plastic. This means we can show you what your end product will look like and feel like when you move on to an injection molding or production line stage. By fabricating first in PU you can cut down costs associated with getting to that finish line of mass production. PU parts are cast in silicone moulds, which takes a little while longer than SLA, SLS or FDM. However the silicone mould process means it’s much more effective for larger quantities (>10 units cast from the mould). Polyurethane parts from the silicone moulds are also much stronger than any other method of prototyping, if you’re needing to put a prototype to the wear and tear test you may be better off going for our PU part production.

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Silicone Moulding

We are able to work with your SLA tool files to help create silicon components and parts. Silicone is an interesting material with a wide variety of uses, and is a great solution to many business and product problems. Silicone products that we frequently produce are seals, keypads, and lots of items that need to be sterilized frequently. Silicone is a great medium for high use products in stressful environments, it is very hygienic with excellent temperature resistance (even for sterilization), and flexibility.