Rize Inc, maker of the only 3D printing platform capable of producing injection molded-quality manufacturing parts virtually anywhere, signed Cimquest Inc. as a Rize Authorized Reseller. For many years, Cimquest has been a leading provider of Mastercam in the mid-Atlantic and New England region and, up until recently, a Stratasys Platinum Partner covering the NY metro region. However, with this announcement, Cimquest has made the strategic business decision to add the Rize additive manufacturing product line to their portfolio of 3D printer solutions.
“With so many new introductions of 3D Printers over the last several years failing to meet customers’ expectations, it is very refreshing to see how Rize has hit the mark in quality, reliability and performance with the new Rize One 3D Printer, said Rob Hassold, Founder and CEO of Cimquest. “With the unmatched ability to produce uniform part strength in a machine that is environmentally safe, we are seeing amazing interest from many business sectors such as: schools and universities as well as military applications in confined spaces.”
Suitable for a lab, office or field environment, Rize One harnesses Rize’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) platform. APD involves the simultaneous extrusion of Rize’s own compound of engineering- and medical-grade thermoplastic and jetting functional inks wherever they are needed to change the material properties of the thermoplastic at the voxel level.
“We are thrilled to partner with Cimquest.” said Rize Founder and President, Eugene Giller. “As one of the leading additive manufacturing and CAD/CAM integrators in North America, Cimquest is ideally positioned to bring the unique material properties and process benefits of Rize’s patented, APD technology to its customer base.”
This enables users to jet Release One ink between the support material and the part for quick, easy, clean and safe support removal with their hands immediately following printing and Marking Ink for 3D printing detailed text and images in and on parts. Rize parts are watertight and have isotropic strength, twice as strong as ABSplus and even stronger than polycarbonate and carbon fiber-reinforced parts in the Z-axis.
They have a high HDT, can be sterilized and provide chemical resistance to acid, acetone, alcohol and more. Moreover, the APD process and materials are safe and environmentally friendly and the printer itself is desktop size, so it can be used virtually anywhere for fast, easy and affordable production of replacement and custom tooling, fixtures, jigs and end-use parts.
Cimquest will demonstrate Rize APD technology and the Rize One 3D printer at next week’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo, where Eugene will also deliver a presentation, “The Challenges Additive Manufacturing Technologies Face in Achieving Isotropic Strength.”