industries

Industries

P3P has the capability to produce 3D printed prototypes and functional parts for most industries in New Zealand.

While the scope for growth of 3D printing applications is vast, here are just a few of the current applications and products: 

 

CONSUMER

  • Buttons
  • Lamp covers
  • Go Pro components
  • Lenses
  • Laptop housings
  • Quadcopter/drone components
  • Fan blades
  • Baby prams
  • Curtain rail sliders
  • Spray nozzles
  • Home brew machine parts
  • Possum traps
  • Hand-held electronic devices
  • Watches
  • Packaging - Bottles & containers

 

Advantages:

  • P3P have a wide variety of materials and processes for varying applications.
  • P3P can produce highly complex, custom or fully-assembled prototypes and parts - cost-effectively and fast!

INDUSTRIAL

  • Standardised frame components
  • Appliance housings
  • PLC housings
  • Electrical housings & terminals
  • Connectors
  • LCD screens
  • Fascias & bezels
  • Industrial lighting esp. LED
  • Hand held devices
  • Rubberised components
  • Complex Seals & gaskets
  • Brackets, mounts & fixtures
  • Non-porous parts for low-pressure fluid testing

Advantages:

  • For form & fit models, field-testing prototypes, focus groups, industrial product design.

AGRICULTURE

  • Drenching gun systems
  • Syringes
  • Rubber teats
  • Combine harvester guides
  • Electric fencing parts
  • Ear tags
  • ID systems
  • Mowing blades
  • Knobs & handles

Advantage:

  • Prototypes for functional testing
  • Biocompatible material - SLS
  • SKIN contact rated USP level 6 - SLA

MEDICAL

  • Rubberised straps
  • Housings or electronic devices eg blood pressure
  • Silicone moulded parts that can be sterislised

Advantages:

  • P3P offers medical grade resins that comply with ISO standards plus skin contact rating USP Level IV
  • SLA delivers high - detail functional part

AUTOMOTIVE

  • Roof racks
  • Replacement or vintage parts
  • Overmoulded functional prototypes
  • Patterns for investment casting in SLA
  • FDM patterns for sand casting
  • Jigs & fixtures (eg setting fibreglass)
  • Knobs & handles

Advantages:

  • Most automotive parts are produced off-shore, with a 4 -week lead time to import. 3D printing can be done in days.
  • Vintage, hard-to-find or custom parts are increasingly 3D printed.