Rize One creates a new digital transformation of the customer and user experience, saving thousands of dollars per part and cutting production time in half
We are delighted to announce that HMS Industries, Inc., manufacturer of custom metal stamping and industrial tooling, has selected the Rize™ One 3D printer to produce functional jigs and fixtures for holding parts in machines during CMM quality inspections. HMS cited our unique zero-post-processing, isotropic part strength, ease of use and low cost for the purchase of their first 3D printer, enabling on-demand production of custom and replacement jigs and fixtures at the point of consumption in the Company’s tool and die shop.
Based in Blairsville, PA, USA, HMS Industries, Inc. provides high-quality manufacturing services, including product and prototype development, EDM, tool design, tool and die manufacturing, as well as high-volume stampings and CNC machining, to manufacturers across all industries.
Priding themselves on strict quality control standards, HMS sought a fast and affordable way to produce, in their tool shop, strong jigs and fixtures that could secure parts during production to ensure the parts they manufacture are consistent. They consulted with Cimquest Inc., a Rize Authorized Reseller, about the best 3D printer to meet their unique needs and selected Rize One.
Previously, HMS built jigs and fixtures from aluminum, costing as much as $1,000 each. This required a specially trained team member to be taken off another job to produce the part. With their Rize One 3D printer, HMS employees design and print parts on demand in one day, freeing up a team member and saving up to two days per fixture vs. producing aluminum fixtures, and only costing approximately $40.00 per part. Moreover, Rize’s safe and sustainable biocompatible materials and process, without any VOCs or post-processing, enables the HMS team to operate Rize One in their tool shop without the need for any special ventilation, storage or disposal equipment.
HMS also uses Rize’s breakthrough 3D printed marking capability to indicate, right on the part, the location where the part should be placed and part numbers for identification.
Noting that a digital model cannot tell the whole story, the HMS team also prints complex parts to assist in the quoting process before machining the parts. This avoids the additional time and high cost of potentially having to re-machine the parts and increases customer satisfaction.
“Our first 3D printer, my team was able to learn how to use Rize One and be up and running in less than twenty minutes,” said Barry Aikins, Vice President at HMS Industries, Inc. “Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations and the Rize One 3D printer has certainly exceeded ours.”
“We are delighted that HMS Industries is leveraging Rize’s unique user experience to rapidly transform their production process and redefine how they engage with their customers,” said Andy Kalambi, President and CEO of Rize. “We purpose built Rize One with an appliance user experience to bring simplicity, safety and speed to industrial 3D printing and HMS Industries, a first time 3D printing user, has demonstrated its value beyond doubt.”