Sturdy Cycles ramps up production with RAM3D

On our drive through the English countryside to visit Tom Sturdy, it was clear to see how the villages with their twisty lanes and hilly terrains were perfect for a riding enthusiast. As an ex professional athlete in Triathlons, it seemed the ideal place for Tom and his customers to ride and test his Fiadh,…

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Matariki – the past and the future

On Friday 24 June 2022 New Zealand (NZ) celebrated Matariki as a public holiday for the first time.  Matariki is a star cluster known in other parts of the world as Pleiades. In NZ Matariki is known as the Māori New Year as it’s appearance signals the start of the lunar calendar and is a…

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Technology…rocks!

An Award For Year 13 Digital Technology Students 2021 The Request: From Karen Roche, Teacher of ICT, Aquinas College The Idea: A 3D printed metal award. The Guidelines: It needs to be solid and durable for use each year and there was a preference for a shiny finish. An approximate width of 10cm with an…

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Successful Collaboration with Autodesk and Peter Rogers!

Issues with current software: The software we were using in late 2019 didn’t allow us to create and manufacture the way we needed. Our Workshop Manager knew Peter Rogers from Autodesk and contacted him to ask his advice. The Solution: Fusion 360 with Netfabb® software offers a complete toolset for design and implementation for additive…

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How the RAM3D Printing Process Works

Initial Client Contact Our initial contact with a client usually comes via a quote enquiry from an email or the online quoting system on our website. Occasionally there are clients who prefer to call us to discuss their project before sending us their part for quotation. Either way, it’s not until we see a CAD…

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RAM3D and Oceania Defence

It’s no secret that RAM3D has been working in collaboration with Oceania Defence, a world leader in firearms suppressors since 2012. Oceania Defence relocated its business to RAM3D’s bespoke factory in Tauranga in July 2019, and the business relationship continues to move from strength to strength, with more exciting projects being designed and metal 3D…

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Designing an Aerospike Rocket Engine

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Phil designed these Inconel 718 aerospike engines for Land Forces 2021. In addition to the defence samples we already have, we wanted to have some aerospace samples so we can show some design concepts. The purpose of this international expo was to showcase equipment, technology, and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.…

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We Really are Printing the Future!

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We’ve been working in collaboration with Olaf Diegal and his team at Auckland University to print this valve block for a hydraulic system. Every now and then we are asked to print a part that simply blows us away in terms of how well it has printed and this valve block is so suited to…

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More Small Companies Harnessing Metal 3D Printing Technology

RAM3D have noticed an increase in smaller companies willing to embrace additive manufacturing and apply lessons they have learnt on their journey for their innovative products. One of these companies is Backlanz, owned by Ethan Todd, a full-time engineer with a passion for hunting and the outdoor life. He has designed a unique detachable lightweight…

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