3D printing company RIZE has expanded its materials portfolio with the launch of RIZIUM Glass Fiber (GF), a composite filament with high stiffness and good dimensional stability. The glass fiber reinforced material is compatible with the company’s full-color 3D printing and is well suited for producing large-scale parts.
RIZIUM Glass Fiber is based on the company’s cyclic olefin-based matrix which is specifically developed for minimizing emissions. In addition to not producing any emissions at extrusion temperatures, the material has low moisture absorption and high chemical resistance, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. RIZIUM GF adds to those properties high dimensional stability and superior strength.
The new material is compatible with all RIZE 3D printers, including systems from RIZIUM Alliance partners. Like its existing materials, RIZE’s RIZIUM GF has obtained GREENGUARD Certification for use on the XRIZE full-color composite 3D printing system, which means it is safe for use in schools, offices, hospitals or other enclosed spaces.
“Until now full color 3D printing applications could only deliver weak approximations of the original, and users often avoided large parts or complex geometries because they could warp or crack,” explained Andy Kalambi, CEO of RIZE. “We’re delighted to help drive a renaissance in industrial manufacturing with better 3D printing materials and technology.
“With RIZIUM Glass Fiber’s high dimensional stability and durability, and GREENGUARD Certification for low chemical emissions, users have the flexibility to expand the applications suitable for 3D printing. Expect to hear more from us soon about further expansions to our RIZIUM Alliance so that all 3D printing users can work in safer, more sustainable and adaptive environments.”
RIZE’s material offering is not only made up of filaments. The company’s full-color offering relies on a dual approach: first RIZIUM filaments are deposited to build up the part’s geometry while RIZIUM inks are jetted to dye it. To optimize the color adhesion, RIZE’s filaments are all developed according to its Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) process, which facilitates the combination of filament and ink.
The new RIZIUM GF is particularly well suited for building large complex parts because it is strong enough to support geometries that would otherwise be prone to warping. “We like the print reliability that RIZIUM Glass Fiber delivers to the RIZE product line,” commented Ronnie Sherrer, application engineer at Azoth, an Ann Arbor AM provider. “Azoth can be confident in the quality and strength of RIZIUM GF parts. Being able to transform 3D rendered models into accurate full color parts is something our customers love.”