By Frank Marangell, President and CEO of Rize
“Post-processing is a critically important aspect of 3D printing, but it is…often overlooked or underemphasized in product literature and by the media.”
– Wohlers Report 2016
This is an exciting time for us here at Rize. More importantly, we think it’s an exciting time for designers, engineers and additive manufacturing lab managers who depend on 3D printing to help fuel innovation. We are delighted to announce that our deeply experienced team of former Z Corporation, Revit and Objet experts, with a combined 20 patents among us, have emerged from stealth mode to unveil a machine and process that we think will redefine 3D printing.
Nearly two years in the making, Rize™ One is the first zero-post-processing, industrial-class desktop 3D printer. We think it’s going to make your jobs a lot easier, faster and more efficient, while opening up a world of possibilities. It’s going to reduce print turnaround time by 50%, cut costs, improve part strength and eliminate the need for materials, equipment, facilities and mess that have been obstacles to expanding usage of desktop machines out of dedicated lab environments.
You and your business move too swiftly these days to rely on technologies that slow you down. You know all too well that post-processing parts after 3D printing can add many hours of labor onto the total process. Not only does this delay when you can get a usable part, it impacts whether you can get a part when and where you need it.
Rize One, on the other hand, turns vision into reality. An updated prototype for a critical meeting first thing tomorrow morning. Sending an idea to an overseas desktop printer for evaluation that very same day. Keeping your assembly line humming by creating a custom tool, fixture or jig in just a few hours vs. days or weeks. Installing custom mechanical parts while your customer waits.
That’s because Rize One, with our patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD™) process and Rizium™ One, our unique engineering- and medical-grade thermoplastic filament, allows users to simply release a printed part from its support structure cleanly, safely and in seconds with bare hands. No filing or sanding are required.
For many of you, this APD process, which produces zero toxic emissions, fulfills the promise of an office-safe 3D printing platform that can be used across a wide range of industrial applications, including prototyping, production parts and tooling, fixtures and jigs for manufacturing to improve designs, increase the accuracy of production, reduce defects during manufacturing, streamline operations and speed time to market.
Key features of Rize One include:
- Zero toxic, messy and time-consuming post-processing.
- Unique software that enables imperfect CAD files to be 3D printed with one click, eliminating the need for additional software tools.
- Virtually 0% strength loss, producing isotropic engineering- and medical-grade parts two times (2X) stronger than FDM in the Z-axis.
- Pays for itself in just months in post-processing labor, materials and equipment cost savings.
- High-definition text and images can be 3D printed directly onto thermoplastic parts.
- Zero harmful emissions allows for an entirely safe process, and all of the materials are recyclable.
- Agile and compact enough to exist on a desktop or in a lab.
Finally, with Rize One, you can boost your productivity by producing strong, industrial-quality parts on demand in your lab or office easily, safely and affordably.
To learn more about the exciting Rize™ One visit their website
Frank is the President and CEO of Rize Inc. In 2013, he was the Vice President of Global Field Operations for Stratasys LTD, responsible for the worldwide materials business as well as the company expansion into dental and medical 3D printing. Prior to the merge of Stratasys and Objet, Frank was the president of Objet’s North American subsidiary. He started this subsidiary in 2006 and grew it to an $85 Million business in 2012. Prior to Objet, Frank held various senior management positions, including the US President of Elbit Vision Systems and VP of Sales for Orbotech’s PCB division based in the USA and Europe. Frank holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.