RAM 3D (Rapid Advanced Manufacturing)
RAM3D is a market leader in additive manufacturing focusing on selective laser melting (SLM) in titanium, stainless steel and inconel metal alloy powders and offers one of the very few commercial SLM facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
They currently print in the following metals, Titanium 64 (Ti 6AI 4V) the most common titanium alloy used for medical and aerospace applications. A 15-5-PH Stainless Steel - a high strength stainless steel with a food grade Stainless Steel 316 which is used in the food sector, marine and diary industries. Inconel 718, which is a nickel super alloy used for high temperature applications such as some firearm suppressors used in the defence sector.
RAM3D works with its clients to improve the design of production parts and prototypes. It also uses additive manufacturing to make these parts in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. RAM3D is collaborating with companies as far as the UK and the products manufactured at the Tauranga centre are used around the world.
The diversity of the parts RAM3D manufactures ranges from inconel suppressors for Oceania Defence for the defence sector, to customised handlebar extensions for the New Zealand Olympics cycling team, as well as titanium lugs for high-end Australian custom bike maker Bastion Cycles.
Their services include metal 3d printing, design/consultation and polishing options.