Addressing the issue of cost of printing in color, and the ability to deliver function, not just for show, parts, RIZE INC., a Boston, USA-based, next-generation additive manufacturing company, announced new hardware, materials and IoT functions with its XRIZE, a true color desktop industrial 3D printer.
The materials include RIZIUM CARBON and RIZIUM ENDURA. The IoT function is RIZE CONNECT cloud platform.
XRIZE enables users to manufacture functional polymer and composite parts in full color. And since RIZE’s intelligent solutions focus on the user as much as the machine, XRIZE is easy to use, safe and enables markup for IP security, traceability and branding.
Like RIZE’s first product, RIZE ONE, the experience of using the XRIZE 3D printer is easy and as safe as an office 2D printer. Providing a clean process, minimal pre- and post-processing and minimal material management, users can use XRIZE to easily manufacture full-color prototypes for FEA and stress analysis, tooling with safety instructions, consumer products, package design, GIS mapping, anatomical parts for patient/clinician communication, pre-surgical planning and parts for marketing and the entertainment industry.
XRIZE leverages RIZE’s Augmented Deposition process by extruding an engineering-grade thermoplastic and simultaneously jetting C, M, Y, K (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) inks through industrial printheads to achieve the full-color part. RELEASE INK is jetted between the part and the automatically generated supports to enable the user to quickly peel the supports away from the part, leaving a smooth surface finish and eliminating the need for additional finishing. With RIZE ONETOUCH software, users can quickly and easily apply text, images and texture maps to monochrome part files and import color CAD files. 810,000 colors.
Said Andy Kalambi, president and CEO, “we are creating a new category of 3D printing, a desktop industrial version that is safe to use in an office.”
As Kalambi noted, achieving 3D printed color that goes through the part, not just on the surface, was a technical challenge. And to do it in functional parts, not just for show, and do it affordably.
–Full, CMYK color 3D printing with best-in-class Z-strength
–Runs multiple materials: RIZIUM ONE, RIZIUM BLACK and the new RIZIUM CARBON and RIZIUM ENDURA materials
–Minimal pre- and post-processing provide the fastest time to part
–Easy to operate with an auto-leveling build plate, automatic filament changeover and intuitive high-resolution touch screen for access to part library, build management and system diagnostics
–Heated build chamber for industrial part strength and accuracy
–Safe process and materials for office compatibility
–Secure; Internet/Cloud connectivity optional
–Four-channel color and dedicated Release Ink channel
–Device dimensions: 21.4” H x 36” W x 25.4” D (535 x 915 x 647 mm)
–Build volume: 12”x 8” x 8” (310 x 200 x 200 mm)
–Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
–Layer thickness: 0.250 mm or 0.125 mm
–Resolution: x/y 300 dpi; Z 200 dpi at .125 mm layer thickness
–Accuracy:X/Y: +/- .127 mm, or +/-.003 mm/mm, whichever is greater and Z: +/- layer thickness (.250 mm or .125 mm)
XRIZE will be available in 2019.
RIZIUM CARBON Material
RIZIUM CARBON is an engineering-grade thermoplastic filament reinforced with carbon fiber for a good visual finish and higher modulus. RIZIUM CARBON fits applications such as functional prototyping for manufacturing.
RIZIUM ENDURA Material
RIZIUM ENDURA is a fiber-reinforced filament providing high-accuracy and high-impact strength. It suits large functional parts and is compatible with RIZE’s full-color inks.
RIZE CONNECT allows the company to remotely monitor the RIZE ONE and XRIZE 3D printers from any location and recommend best practices to improve production efficiency. Users can receive notifications, queue jobs and manage an enterprise print farm from desktop and mobile devices. Using RIZE CONNECT, users can also build greater security into their parts with digital part identification and other forms of part augmentation, such as QR codes and version control for part traceability, compliance and authenticity. RIZE CONNECT will be available in 2019.