About us

Titanium Additive Manufacturing

Leaders in titanium additive manufacturing, Zenith Tecnica are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing – blurring the line between the possible and impossible.

Harnessing the power of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, Zenith Tecnica applies the perfect synergy of engineering, technology and human endeavour – pioneering the field of pure performance.

Redefining the motorsports, aerospace, marine and medical sectors as we know them, Zenith Tecnica is creating a better tomorrow, today.

History

Team

Dr Bruno Le Razer

Business Development Manager

Dr Bruno Le Razer

Business Development Manager
  • PhD in Material Sciences – Ceramic for medical application, University of Birmingham – UK
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure de Ceramique Industrielle, Limoges – France
  • EOS M280 Trainer and Operator
  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 1
  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 2

Bruno has a background of 20 years in metal additive manufacturing technologies with a wide range of experience in the aerospace, medical, Formula 1, jewellery and tooling markets. He therefore has a good knowledge of most available materials for metal AM machines including but not limited to Titanium, Inconel, Aluminium, Tool Steel.

During this period, Bruno has setup several new metal laser AM facilities, trained metal AM teams and managed the day-to-day manufacturing activities at various metal AM Service Bureaus in Europe. In parallel, he has been involved in writing up R&D proposals and running R&D projects across Europe.

Bruno joined Zenith Tecnica in 2016 as Quality Manager where he put in place the Quality Management System to run according to ISO9001, ISO13485 and AS9100 standards.

Trent Mainwaring

Operations Manager

Trent Mainwaring

Operations Manager
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology, AUT University
  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 1
  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 2
  • Solidworks Surface Modelling Training
  • Materialise Magics Certification

Trent was approached and employed by the founders of Zenith Tecnica when the company was being established in 2014. His role was to manage all CAD and file preparation operations and quoting. As Zenith grew, his role shifted into Production Manager and now to Operations Manager overseeing Zenith Tecnica’s team of engineers.

Trent’s engineering career started with fabrication as an ASME and NZS certified welder fabricator in the super yacht and construction industries. He quickly progressed to a Project & Factory Manager role for a specialist steel fabrication company. This was a very competitive industry where his major focus was on process- and cycle-time improvement and the related effect on costings.

After a hiatus exploring the globe, he then moved into the foundry industry. As Foundry Foreman he gained valuable experience in the fields of centrifugal-, die-, sand-, and investment-casting. This also included the design and build of wax injection machinery and fixturing equipment.

Trent’s passion for mechanical design lead him to a role as Project Manager & Design Engineer at a fabrication and profile cutting firm. This role entailed the design and build of bespoke mattress production line machinery. In this role he also project managed the manufacture and installation of production line conveyors and storage systems in Australasia’s largest foam manufacturing plant.

Peter Sefont

Production Manager

Peter Sefont

Production Manager
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechatronics, The University of Auckland
  • Applied Vehicle Dynamics Seminar, Optimum G

Peter started out at Zenith Tecnica in 2016 in the workshop while he was student in his final year of studies. After starting full time later that year as a mechanical engineer he has quickly worked his way to becoming a production lead and now production manager.

While studying Peter was the team manager of The University of Auckland’s Formula SAE Team – A 50 strong team that designs, manufactures, and races a formula style open-wheel race car each year. He lead the evolution to an electric power train and has good understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, creating relationships with suppliers, and running a team. He also had a 3 month internship at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare in 2015 which was the perfect introduction to the medical manufacturing environment.

In his spare time he enjoys road trips, swimming, and spectating or participating in motorsport events.

Victor Gillet

Quality Manager

Victor Gillet

Quality Manager
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma – Advanced Diploma in conception & industrialisation of Microtechnology, Noisiel – France
  • Certified Auditor (ISO9001, ISO13485)
  • Certificate of ISO Management System Audit Techniques and Best Practices Certified Internal Auditor
  • SOLIDWORKS (BASW1 & Advanced Drawing)

Victor joined Zenith Tecnica with his background in quality systems after a push for AS9100:RevD and future certifications. He began his career 10 years ago completing contract work for a design office and workshop creating 3D models and prototypes. Following this he worked for a Medical Device company in Paris for 7 years and participated in the development and design of 16 new surgical instruments that were FDA-approved and CE marked. This included design transfer, risk analysis, implementation of product change management tools, defective product analysis and more.

Victor left France in 2016 and began working for a sapphire mining company in Mauritius as a quality manager contractor where he created a traceability system and certification process for ethical sapphires to guarantee ‘mine to market’ traceability. This involved integration of quality management systems, project management, training, implementation of quality tools and marketing team support.

Upon arriving in New Zealand in 2017 he took a position as a program manager and auditor for the medical branch of a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) before moving to Zenith Tecnica

Dan Todd

Workshop Manager

Dan Todd

Workshop Manager
  • New Zealand Certificate in Boat Building

Dan has been the workshop manager at Zenith Tecnica since 2016. He has picked up new skills working with Arcam EBM machines and enjoys the challenges that come with them.

Dan is a very hands-on person with 16 years in light to heavy welding and fabrication. During this time he spent a large portion of time building and installing large machinery around the world which included working with hydraulics and electrical systems.

Outside of work Dan spends weeks volunteering his skills to fix DOC huts and tracks in the south island. He enjoys the outdoors; boating, fishing, tramping, hunting and staying fit.

Clément Laléve

Mechanical Engineer

Clément Laléve

Mechanical Engineer
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering, INSA Lyon – France
  • Training FA02 by Cetim “Additive Manufacturing : Discovering metal, polymer and ceramic processes and applications”
  • Training FA03 by Cetim “Design approach for metal additive manufacturing”
  • Training SYS01 by Cetim “System Engineering: requirement analysis to design a complex product”

Clément hit the ground running at Zenith Tecnica in 2018 after spending 6 years at the Technical Center for Mechanical Industry in France (CETIM). During this time Clement was involved with research and development in laser beam melting on EOS M290 machines with TA6V and CoCr for the medical industry. Along with consulting for the Alliance Industrie du futur program in France, Clément studied and developed innovative projects for complex systems using engineering methods.

When Clément isn’t working hard he enjoys playing the piano, travelling, and kizomba!

Cameron Mearns

Mechanical Engineer

Cameron Mearns

Mechanical Engineer
  • Master of Engineering – Mechatronics, Massey University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechatronics, Massey University
  • Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4), Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Level 3), Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Level 3)

Cameron joined Zenith Tecnica in 2018 after studying at Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology. During his studies he was involved in a number of projects, including aspects of mechanical design and manufacturing, product development and feasibility, and research and development. His time within the Massey University’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing gave him experience with a wide range of additive manufacturing types, particularly polymer-based technologies, such as Selective Laser Sintering.

Outside of work Cameron volunteers as a commissioned officer at No. 6 (North Shore) Air Training Corps, through which he shares his interests in aviation and bush craft.

Doug Steinberg

Mechanical Engineer

Doug Steinberg

Mechanical Engineer
  • Major in Industrial Technology Management and Minors in Metals Processing, Drafting and Product Development, Computer Integrated Manufacturing. University of Wisconsin – Platteville
  • Solidworks Certified Associate
  • Member of American Foundry Society
  • Member of Society for Plastics Engineers

Doug came to Zenith Tecnica as a cadet in 2018. He has been heavily involved in his university’s metals processing program, with an emphasis in 3D printing for investment casting. Doug has worked with a slew of additive manufacturing processes throughout his time as a student and professionally, including SLS, SLA, DLP SLA, FDM, Binder Jet, MultiJet, and now EBM.

When Doug is not at work, he likes to come up with projects on the side such as programming with the Arduino microprocessor project boards, helping him in automating some of his projects. He likes to spend the rest of his time cooking, hiking, and snorkeling.