Boston-based Rize Inc. announced today that it has begun commercial shipments of its Xrize industrial 3D printer designed for office and field environments. The device prints functional parts in vivid colors and can produce graphics, logos, instructions and QR codes using non-toxic and recyclable materials.
The printer’s patented hybrid augmented polymer deposition process combines industrial material extrusion and functional ink jetting. While a part is being built with Rizium material through extrusion, an industrial printhead jets Rizium release ink. Support removal is fast and easy, according to the company, and a superior surface finish is maintained on all supported surfaces. Jetting also enables the indelible application of voxel-level full-color CMYK inks for a range of new applications.
The office-friendly color and composite 3D printer delivers flexibility, reliability and repeatability across prototyping, tooling and end use in manufacturing, package design, consumer and medical applications. Xrize saves existing users the cost of purchasing multiple printers to achieve similar capabilities and expands the use of additive manufacturing technology to an entirely new set of users, according to the company.
“Xrize brings full color into the mainstream to expand applications across many industries and expand usage of 3D printing across many users—engineering, sales and marketing, production and service,” said President and CEO Andy Kalambi.
Rize is showcasing the new printer at Formnext in Frankfurt from Nov. 19 to 22. It is exhibiting at stand F 11 in hall 12.1.