RIZE, Inc., an Additive Manufacturing 2.0 company bringing industrial 3D printing to all users and a World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 Technology Pioneer, debuted the RIZE “Safe at Home” Manufacturing initiative to help organizations build distributed, self-sufficient supply chains anywhere – at office, home or factory. With the COVID-19 pandemic underscoring the importance of resilience, RIZE “Safe at Home” Manufacturing program helps companies assure agile workflows no matter where team members work.
Festo SE & Co KG, a world leader in automation technology and technical educational solutions, is participating in the Safe at Home Manufacturing initiative by purchasing RIZE 2XC printers and deploying them in the homes of key team members in the US and Germany. Festo also is working closely with RIZE on workflows that deliver high precision, repeatable and durable parts whether team members are in the same facility or distributed around the world.
The RIZE 2XC professional desktop 3D printer received UL GREENGUARD certification to adhere to rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce the risk of chemical exposure and assure safety and peace of mind. Recent research has documented longstanding anecdotal reports that many desktop 3D printers release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles (UFPs) into that air that are known health hazards. GREENGUARD certified products adhere to ANSI/CAN/UL 2904, “Standard Method for Testing and Assessing Particle and Chemical Emissions for 3D Printers,” affirming that these products emit low levels of chemicals into indoor air during use and contribute to safer, healthier indoor air.