A number of companies announced partnerships or expansion of partnerships with Dassault Systemes at SOLIDWORKS. One was that of Rize Inc., a Boston, USA-based, next-generation additive manufacturing company, announcing that it has deepened its partnership with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS brand and made Rize One 3D printers inclusive in the SOLIDWORKS design experience with a new Rize add-in.
Rize reports that it’s Rize One hybrid 3D printer is fully designed in SOLIDWORKS and is gaining traction within the SOLIDWORKS community with customers like ConMed and ThermoFab, that are using it for diverse end-use applications such as custom tooling, producing molds and custom and replacement parts.
The tighter technical integration between Rize and SOLIDWORKS enables users to simply select Rize 3D Print from the SOLIDWORKS Tools menu. The Rize add-in automatically transfers files from SOLIDWORKS to the Rize slicing software without the need to export and import files. Users can download the complimentary add-in from the Rize Website. This feature will with SolidWorks version 2018 and later.
In addition, functional, isotropic-strength gear shifter parts designed in SOLIDWORKS and produced on a Rize One 3D printer will be featured in the SOLIDWORKS Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World 2018.