Some of you know that most of the Rize team, including me, came from Z Corporation (later acquired by 3D Systems). At Z Corp, we had a great holiday tradition, thanks to fellow Z Corper, Dave Russell. Every year, without fail, Dave, an engineer, would design and 3D print an ornament, not only for me to use in marketing, rather, he printed one for every Z Corp employee - well over 100 per year.
With generous help from my colleague Nikki Rattanavong, we wanted to bring this wonderful tradition to Rize. Here is our first Rize ornament.
Nikki modified an existing design and embellished it with our Rize logo. The interior snowflake portion of the part spins easily in the center, revealing the Rize logo on both sides.
The part is incredibly strong, because it is made from our own compound of medical- and engineering- grade thermoplastic that retains its isotropic properties. So, it won’t break when the cat inevitably pulls over the tree or falls off the window frame!
This end-use part took under an hour to print and seconds to remove the supports, cleanly, safely and at my desk.
You can find these ornaments all over our office!
We at Rize wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season, filled with 3D printing.