Last week, we outlined our approach to Additive at Scale and described the first way that Rize enables innovators to achieve Additive at Scale: Sustainable Innovation. We ended that blog by saying, “Our process, parts and people are as inclusive as they are sustainable.” In this week’s blog, we will outline the second way Rize enables you to achieve Additive at Scale: Inclusive Innovation.
Hybrid technology – The industry’s first hybrid 3D printer, Rize One harnesses APD to combine two discrete processes into one system to produce parts with variable material properties fused at the voxel level in the same part.
Multi-material parts - APD’s unique capability to produce variable material properties in the same part, facilitates entirely new applications, as well as intelligent products and services never previously possible. This includes nature-like light weight structures that have an optimized directional weight-to-strength ratio, zero or negative thermal expansion, embedded sensors and actuators, electrostatic discharge dissipation, electrical conductivity and more. For example, you’ll be able to produce custom hearing aids with both hard and rubbery surfaces for maximum performance and comfort, antenna, smart sensors, microchip heat sinks, actuators and circuit boards. And it will be entirely possible to use additive manufacturing to produce products with flame retardant, conductive and static dissipative materials opening up entirely new applications for numerous markets, such as aerospace and defense.
Wide ecosystem of partners - We are working with an ecosystem of material, software and other partners to develop innovative new materials and capabilities. These innovations will not only scale within enterprises, they will gain adoption by new users who would not traditionally use the technology, such as machine shop owners, hospital technicians and clinicians, sailors in a submarine, startups and more.
Rize Reduces Friction to Achieve Additive at Scale
Rize creates a frictionless environment, complementing traditional high-volume manufacturing. Rize One 3D printers can be used pervasively to provide on-demand access, right where you work, whether it be an office, on a production floor or in the field to produce custom and replacement end use parts.