Welcome to the first of what will be our monthly Rize Part of the Month blog series. Each month, we’ll select a part built with Rize 3D printing technology to be featured for a specific reason or reasons.
For our first part of the month, we selected - what else - this 3D printed carriage that is an actual prototype of the carriage used in our Rize™ One 3D printer. What could be more appropriate?
It’s a relatively large part, and most important, it’s very typical of the type of mechanical part many product designers, engineers and Additive Manufacturing lab managers build every day. But unlike similar parts produced with other 3D printing technologies, the support material for this part was removed by one of my colleagues in a regular office, with his bare hands – in seconds.
Before we had finalized the design of Rize One, we had to use another 3D printing technology to prototype parts, and we were frustrated by having to wait many hours – sometimes days - for parts to be ready to use after printing. We were delighted to experience one of the key benefits of our own Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology when we could use Rize 3D printed parts like this carriage immediately after printing.
Our own technology kept our product development humming.