Rize Inc. - Rize One 3D Printer

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Company: Rize Inc., Woburn, MA
Company Description: Rize is unlocking industrial 3D printing for new markets and driving the next wave of advancement in manufacturing with our patented APD (Augmented Polymer Deposition) technology that provides the world’s only means to efficiently 3D print injection molded-quality parts on demand in the office or lab.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Business-to-Business Products

Nomination Title: Rize One 3D Printer

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date.

The promise of 3D printing has been greater than its real-world use. Users have made sacrifices throughout the process, from file to printed product. Whether for material properties, speed or ease of use, safety or strength, cleanliness or software complexity or printer reliability, they can’t have it all. For commercial users, the holy grail is the ability to 3D print industrial-quality parts on demand, quickly, safely and affordably.

Rize™ One, powered by our patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology, eliminates those sacrifices, setting a new standard for turnaround speed and ease of use in industrial 3D printers that exist as comfortably and safely on desktops as they do in labs.

APD involves the simultaneous extrusion of our own compound of medical- and engineering-grade thermoplastic and jetting selective functional additives at each voxel (3D pixel) to change material properties. So, for the first time, a 3D printer is capable of delivering parts with the same surface finish, quality, material properties and color as injection molded parts, on demand on the desktop, safely, cleanly and environmentally friendly.

Hassle-Free:

The only zero-post-processing 3D printer, Rize One eliminates required and time-consuming, messy and toxic support removal, coating, sanding and painting, producing a usable part up to 100% faster than other systems. Gone are the messy and toxic post-processing materials, special hookups and space required for post-processing devices and the hours of expensive labor required to deal with it.

Industrial-grade parts:

Our thermoplastic is 2X stronger than FDM and isotropic. Other 3D printers cannot produce isotropic parts. Parts made with Rize One are also watertight and biocompatible. And, you can uniquely 3D print detailed text and images directly onto the parts.

Safe and Environmentally friendly:

3D printers should be safe and environmentally friendly throughout the entire process – with Green materials and without toxic particle emissions and harmful materials, which isn’t the case with today’s 3D printers. Rize One is the only office-safe 3D printer.

Innovative, Functional Industrial Design

With its slick color and interesting modern angles, Rize One is the kind of high-tech equipment forward-thinking designers and engineers are proud to have on their desktops. It is large enough to include a 12” x 8” x 6” build plate that accommodates 80% of parts printed, yet compact enough at 21.4” X 36” X 25.4” to sit on a desk.

The unique industrial design also makes the printer easier to use in an office or classroom setting. We incorporated an gull-wing door that permits easy visibility and access to the inside of the printer while the user is sitting or standing at their desk. A high-resolution graphical touch-screen display on the printer makes it easy and convenient to operate and monitor and can be clearly seen from across an office or classroom. Rize One uniquely holds two filament spools and includes an automatic spool hot swap capability to avoid running out of material during builds and reduce material waste.

With isotropic, industrial parts available for immediate use after printing, Rize One opens a world of possibilities for on-demand prototyping, tooling for production and customized end-use part applications across industry segments. An updated prototype for a critical meeting tomorrow morning. An idea sent to a desktop overseas for evaluation that same day. A manufacturing engineer keeping the assembly line humming by creating a custom tool in a few hours. A direct link to a CT scanner that turns images into accurate replicas of body parts on demand. Whether hastening time to market or time to install, the impact is dramatic.

Our beta customers, including Reebok, are so pleased with their Rize One 3D printers, they are diverting print jobs from other 3D printers to Rize One and they have plans to add more Rize One 3D printers in their engineers’ offices. They say that Rize One will pay for itself within months. Rize One was awarded the distinction as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.

• Patented APD process: varies material properties voxel by voxel.
• Unique isotropic, watertight, biocompatible material: 2X stronger than closest competitor, safe, suitable for rigorous industrial and medical applications.
• Only zero-post-processing 3D printer: Cuts costs and time by up to 100%, eliminates messy, toxic materials, enabling use in offices.
• 3D print detailed text and images on parts: Produces engineering labels and realistic parts.
• Only office-safe 3D printer: Safe, recyclable materials, zero toxic emissions and zero post-processing provides entirely safe 3D printing, expanding where 3D printing can be used.
• Automatic filament hot-swap: Prevents interrupted builds and reduces waste
• Gullwing glass door and high-definition LED touch screen: Makes printer easy to use, view and monitor.
• Flexible, portable design: Compact enough for the desktop, yet build volume accommodates 80% of commercial parts.
• Software prints imperfect files: Fast pre-processing, as easy as clicking ‘print,’ eliminates time-consuming file-fixing.