RIZE, Inc., shipped the RIZE 7XC large-format 3D printer. This printer handles large part sizes for printing parts, jigs, tooling and fixtures. It is available immediately starting at $USD 19,995.
“Our customer, a major electronics manufacturer, used the RIZE 7XC to create large jigs called nests for their automotive electronics assembly processes – parts that need high strength and durability,” said Roberto Jacobus, director general at Industrias VIWA, a manufacturing and additive technology provider in Jalisco, Mexico and a pioneer in hybrid 3D printing and CNC machining solutions. Nests measured 32 cm x 28 cm, and were created using RIZIUM carbon fiber material. “Using the RIZE 7XC 3D printer, our customer built nests in just 2 or 3 hours that formerly took over a week to make with traditional machining processes. Since new jigs inevitably undergo design changes after testing, printing them on the 7XC significantly accelerates the introduction of new products and improvements in the customer’s manufacturing line.”
“The nests already have outlasted the previous jigs that were made in an ABS material on another 3D printer,” Jacobus continued. “Our customer really appreciated how easy and fast materials can be swapped, pointing out the printer’s step-by-step voice guidance.”
With a build size of up to 370 mm x 390 mm x 450 mm, the RIZE 7XC was developed jointly with Sindoh Co, Ltd. to leverage Sindoh’s 7X large-format dual-nozzle 3D printing platform and supported materials, along with RIZE’s innovative RIZIUM composite materials including RIZIUM Glass Fiber and RIZIUM Carbon Fiber. By enabling the rapid creation of large parts and complex geometries on demand, far faster and at lower cost than molding, milling and casting, the RIZE 7XC provides teams with an affordable way to generate parts with high tensile strength and thermal dimensional stability, along with chemical and moisture resistance.
As the fourth member of RIZE’s family of safe, affordable 3D printers, the RIZE 7XC was developed to meet health and safety standards for printing anywhere without ventilation. Its composite-enhanced dual extruders enable a Z-resolution of 50 microns. Features such as active auto-leveling and internal insulation help assure mechanical properties. Post-processing is minimal, with supports that peel away quickly and easily without chemicals or tools.