3D printing living hinges

It’s been a little while since our last update after our move to a new premises in the Tauriko Industrial Estate (Tauranga), so many things happening but let’s start with a polypropylene like material available now via our recently purchased multi-jet machine (Object 30pro)


The below video shows a “living hing” example print on our machine in a simulated polypropylene material called RGD450 (Properties linked here), it’s a very useful addition to our material line-up as polypropylene is not an easy material to print with or simulate generally speaking.  We could get a similar finish from our SLA prints but not with the required properties for a living hing (Like found on many consumer products, for example flip top bottle caps).

Please feel welcome to inquire about this service.

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Did you know….

Did you know that we have commercially available SLA printing in-house?  It’s worth mentioning as I have noticed one prominent 3D printing company in New Zealand stating on their web site they have “the only commercially available SLA machines”…  this is not true, we are SLA printing almost everyday right here in Tauranga NZ with a range of materials, offered for very competitive rates.  Below are a few examples: