Rize is a company comprised of various experts with prior experience in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Their Rize One is a promising development in the world of 3D printing.
The company set out with the aim to produce an easy to use, reasonably priced, industrial desktop 3D printer. The Rize One and its APD technology are a great reason to pay attention to the company’s work.
Augmented Polymer Deposition
Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) is an industrial-grade 3D printing technology. It involves the simultaneous extrusion of medical- and engineering-grade thermoplastic and jetting selective additives at each voxel (3D pixel) to change the characteristics of the material. APD’s unique selling point is the strength of the final product. Rize claims that it is twice as strong as object made using FFF / FDM technology.
The material used in the process is called Rizium One. It is a form of thermo-plastic. However, Rize One is not the only component of the process. The printer also utilises a special ink to weaken the bond between the support and the material. This material is called Release One and it is stored in cartridges. Another component of the printer is the marking ink (for text and images).
The Rize One 3D Printer
Rize refers to this printer as an industrial class office 3D printer. Therefore, Rize One’s design allows it to fit comfortably in an office and it takes up little space. The company’s marketing materials return to the theme of ease of use and quick replacement of cartridges and filament. Similarly, the printer promises zero post-processing, which is a rarity in the industry and which results in fast part turnaround and cost savings. The accompanying software also promises the ability to fix imperfect print files automatically.
The printer’s build volume is 12” x 8” x 6” inches or 300 x 200 x 150 mm. It stocks two filament spools at a time and it runs on 750 Watts of power, allowing for more heavy duty prints. As of now, the printing software is Windows exclusive. The company promises that all the materials used in the printing process are safe and recyclable.