About Us


Meet our ‘unique’ team


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Based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand, Palmer Design & Manufacturing Ltd was founded in 2011 by Andrew Palmer, Andrew has 25 years experience in high volume manufacturing & concept design.  Our expertise is turning customer ideas into professional working prototypes then production.

With a zero debt position, we are pursuing long term stable partnerships within industry.

Our Business has grown strongly year on year so far, we have become one of New Zealand’s top 3D printing service providers with SLA, FDM and Polyjet printers in-house.

We currently supply various industries in New Zealand and product for export.  While we often supply one-off prototypes we are strategically focused on production from 3D printers (sometimes called digital manufacturing) and other rapid production methods like silicon casting and rapid tooling.  We are providing thousands of components to industry directly from our 3D printers and have been since 2012. We do this by carefully managing production methods and overhead cost to provide products that are both “end use” and importantly economically viable.

Friendly and responsive customer service is core to our growth, call us we are always happy to see how we can help.

With in-house manufacturing and design capability we bring it together for the benefit of our customers.



With a long held passion for making things, Andrew has spent 25 years in manufacturing and design. Leaving his role as head of concept development for a corporate, Andrew is now GM of PDM.


After years of experience running a successful business, Andrea joined the team in 2015 as production manager and head of customer relations.


A toolmaker with a long career in manufacturing industries, Keith brings a wealth of experience to our workshop and 3D printing environment

Are you a 3D printing enthusiast? 

if so read on…..

Do you like to fix things and making them better?  then keep reading

Like to work in a growing company, who have developed their own 3D printing technology? 

Please contact us for a chat





With a degree in Mechanical engineering under his belt and a natural artistic ability, Sam has been with us since 2016 as a design engineer.


Diploma in mechanical engineering (NZDE). 3 years experience in the architectural hardware industry. Recently started at PDM as a design engineer.