Machines

Many machines are offered which can print in a range of different materials. Below is the list of available machines along with specifications for each machine

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3D Systems ProX 100

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
DMP
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
100 * 100 * 100
Machine Size (mm)
1200 * 770 * 1950
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

The 3D systems ProX 100 is a direct metal printing platform. It is capable of printing highly accurate parts out of Stainless 17-4PH and CoCr with minimal post production finishing required. It is ideal for the production of small metal parts including items such as rings with moving part, brackets and other one off metal parts. 


Big Rep

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
1005 * 1005 * 1005
Machine Size (mm)
1850 * 2250 * 1725
Location
Victoria University
Contact
Tim Miller
Senior Lecturer - Industrial Design
tim.miller@vuw.ac.nz
P: 04 463 6266
Notes

The Big Rep one is a large format FDM printer capable of printing large prototypes and moulds as a single part. With a build chamber of 1005 mm x 1005 mm x 1005 mm, there are few moderately sized parts that this printer cannot print.


DTM Sinterstation 2500 Plus SLS

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLS
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
381 * 330 * 457
Machine Size (mm)
2133 * 1346 * 1981
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

The DTM Sinterstaion is Selective Laser Sintering machine capable of building complex parts using Nylon powder. Similar to the TPM SLS printer, it is an ideal platform for the production of prototypes, functional prototyping and end-use-parts.


EOS Formiga 100

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLS
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
250 * 200 * 330
Machine Size (mm)
1320 * 1067 * 2204
Location
Auckland University of Technology
Contact
Sarat Singamneni
A/Professor
sarat.singamneni@aut.ac.nz
P: 09 9218002
Notes

The EOS Formiga P100 is a Selective Laser Sintering machine made by EOS gmbh of Germany. The machine boasts accurate part production using Nylon 12 powder resulting in parts with reliable mechanical properties. 


Form 2

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLA
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
145 * 145 * 175
Machine Size (mm)
350 * 330 * 520
Location
University of Auckland
Contact
Jonathan Stringer
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
j.stringer@auckland.ac.nz
P: 09 923 7075
Notes

The Form 2 is a desktop SLA printer with a good print volume creating parts from UV cureable resins. It is capable of printing good quality resin models with higher relosution than FDM printers. It results in smoother surface finishes and is the main reason to consider SLA printers over FDM.


Fortus 250mc

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
254 * 254 * 305
Machine Size (mm)
838 * 737 * 1143
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

The Fortus 250mc is a Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printer, part of Stratasys' design series. It is the only Fortus production system that uses ABSplus thermoplastic material resulting in parts that can be almost 40% stronger than traditional ABS making it an ideal material for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts. 


Gizimax

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLA
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
200 * 113 * 130
Machine Size (mm)
500 * 430 * 930
Location
Victoria University
Contact
Tim Miller
Senior Lecturer - Industrial Design
tim.miller@vuw.ac.nz
P: 04 463 6266
Notes

The Gizimax DLP printer is a resin based printer having superior print speed compared to SLA printers. It has the ability to change VAT sizes to allowing the user variable build dimensions. 


Mark Forged

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
100 * 100 * 100
Machine Size (mm)
575 * 322 * 360
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Johan Potgieter
A/Prof School of Engineering
J.Potgieter@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 213 6569
Notes
The Mark One is a Fused Deposition Modelling base printer with the capability of adding Carbon, Kevlar or Fibreglass strands in order to reinforce printed parts, significantly increasing their mechanical properties. It is capable of manufacturing parts that required greater strenght compared to the traditional FDM process. 

MendleMax 3

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
250 * 315 * 460
Machine Size (mm)
0 * 0 * 0
Location
Victoria University
Contact
Jim Johnston
Professor - Chemistry
jim.johnston@vuw.ac.nz
P: 04 4635334
Notes

The MendleMax 3 is a medium sized FDM printer capable of printing good quality prototypes. It boasts a build platform that is 250 x 315 x 197 mm. 


MicroFab Jetlab 4

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
INKJET
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
160 * 120 * 0
Machine Size (mm)
0 * 0 * 0
Location
University of Auckland
Contact
Jonathan Stringer
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
j.stringer@auckland.ac.nz
P: 09 923 7075
Notes

The JetlabŪ 4 provides a cost effective work station for users wanting to do research on ink jet 3D printing. It provides more control over control parameters than traditional 3D printers making it a true research machine.  


Objet Connex 350

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
Polyjet
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
350 * 350 * 200
Machine Size (mm)
1420 * 1120 * 1130
Location
Victoria University
Contact
Tim Miller
Senior Lecturer - Industrial Design
tim.miller@vuw.ac.nz
P: 04 463 6266
Notes

The Stratasys Objet Connex 350 is a multi material polyjet printer. It offers smooth surface finishes, fine detail and a wide range of material properties such as non-slip grips, flexible hinges etc. It can produce smooth three-colour gradients and vivid multi-colour textures. 


Project MJP 3500

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
MJP
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
298 * 185 * 203
Machine Size (mm)
749 * 1194 * 1511
Location
Callaghan Innovation
Contact
Callaghan Addlab
.
Addlab@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz
P: 0800 422 552
Notes

The MJP 3500 is a Multi jet printer in the same series as the Projet 5500x. It has similar functionality with a slightly smaller build volume. It produces high quality parts that can have varying amounts of polymer and rubber and is capable of producing prototypes with moving parts that don't require assembly. 


ProJet 1200

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLA
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
43 * 27 * 150
Machine Size (mm)
230 * 230 * 362
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

Perfect for models with fine details or where a smooth surface finish is required. With castable materials available this 3D printed can be used to create investment casting moulds.


The 3D Systems projet 1200 is a micro SLA printer with a build volume of 43x27x150mm. It is ideal for small part production and prototyping. 


ProJet 5500X

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
MultiJet
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
518 * 381 * 300
Machine Size (mm)
1700 * 900 * 1650
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

Capable of extremely high detail (13um layers) as well as a range of material options, this machine is perfect for functional prototypes as well as matching required mechanical properties to your project.


The 3D systems Projet 5500X is a multi-jet printer capable of printing parts with various constituents of polymer and rubber. This system allows designers and engineers to have functional parts manufactured with extreme accuracy. Prototypes can be manufactured with moving parts, each being constituted by a different percentage of polymer and rubber.  


Projet 5500X

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
MJP
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
533 * 381 * 300
Machine Size (mm)
1700 * 900 * 1650
Location
Auckland University of Technology
Contact
Sarat Singamneni
A/Professor
sarat.singamneni@aut.ac.nz
P: 09 9218002
Notes

The 3D systems Projet 5500X is a multi-jet printer capable of printing parts with various constituents of polymer and rubber. This system allows designers and engineers to have functional parts manufactured with extreme accuracy. Prototypes can be manufactured with moving parts, each being constituted by a different percentage of polymer and rubber.  


ProJet HD 3000

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
MJP
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
298 * 185 * 203
Machine Size (mm)
889 * 1422 * 1778
Location
University of Auckland
Contact
Jonathan Stringer
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
j.stringer@auckland.ac.nz
P: 09 923 7075
Notes

The Projet HD 3000 is a versatile Multi-jet prototyping system capable of building parts with high quality surface finishes and accurate models. It prints parts using wax material for the support structure making support removal easy. This means the parts won't be exposed to any unwanted stresses when support is removed. 


ProX DMP 320

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
DMP
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
275 * 275 * 450
Machine Size (mm)
2400 * 2200 * 2400
Location
Callaghan Innovation
Contact
Callaghan Addlab
.
Addlab@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz
P: 0800 422 552
Notes

The ProX DMP 320 is the larger brother of the ProX 100. It boast the same accuracy and material selection but allows for larger parts to be manufactured. 


ProX SLS 500

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLS
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
298 * 330 * 460
Machine Size (mm)
1744 * 1226 * 2295
Location
Callaghan Innovation
Contact
Callaghan Addlab
.
Addlab@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz
P: 0800 422 552
Notes

The ProX SLS 500 is a high quality Selective Laser Sintering printer capable of using up to 95% of material during a build boasting high efficiency and recyclability of material. The is one of the higher end SLS printers currently available on the market producing strong Nylon parts. 


Prusa i3 MK2S

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
250 * 210 * 200
Machine Size (mm)
420 * 420 * 380
Location
University of Auckland
Contact
Jonathan Stringer
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
j.stringer@auckland.ac.nz
P: 09 923 7075
Notes

The Prusa i3 mk2 is an open source Fused Deposition Modelling printer. It is part of the RepRap project meaing it is highly modifyable and has the ability to use a wide range of FDM filaments including  PLA, ABS, PET, HIPS, Flex PP, Ninjaflex, Laywood, Laybrick, Nylon and more.


Renishaw AM400

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
250 * 250 * 300
Machine Size (mm)
0 * 0 * 0
Location
Auckland University of Technology
Contact
Sarat Singamneni
A/Professor
sarat.singamneni@aut.ac.nz
P: 09 9218002
Notes

TPM Elite P3200

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
SLS
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
300 * 300 * 600
Machine Size (mm)
1280 * 1260 * 1970
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

The TPM Elite P3200 SLS printer is capable of producing high quality Nylon 3D printed parts. Ideal for everything from Prototyping to end use part manufacture, it allows a designer to see their most complex designs materialised. 


UP BOX

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
250 * 205 * 205
Machine Size (mm)
485 * 520 * 495
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

The UP! box is a desktop FDM printer that has a 100micron 3D printing resolution. It is capable of producing accurate parts for various applications. 


UP Box

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
255 * 205 * 205
Machine Size (mm)
485 * 520 * 495
Location
Victoria University
Contact
Tim Miller
Senior Lecturer - Industrial Design
tim.miller@vuw.ac.nz
P: 04 463 6266
Notes

The Up box is a desktop FDM printer that has a 100micron 3D printing resolution. It is capable of producing accurate parts for various applications. 


UP Mini

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
120 * 120 * 120
Machine Size (mm)
0 * 0 * 0
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes

UP Plus 2

Machine Specifications

Machine Type
FDM
Materials
Build Volume (mm)
140 * 140 * 135
Machine Size (mm)
0 * 0 * 0
Location
Massey University Albany
Contact
Blair Dixon
Manager, Dimension3D
B.J.Dixon@massey.ac.nz
P: 021 299 1263
Notes