11/28/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Cimquest to Distribute Rize 3D Printers

Cimquest will supply and support Rize's Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) 3D printers. 

Rize Inc. has announced that Cimquest Inc. is now an authorized reseller of its additive manufacturing product line, including the Rize One 3D printer The Rize One uses Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD), which involves the simultaneous extrusion of engineering- and medical-grade thermoplastic and jetting functional inks to change the material properties of the thermoplastic at the voxel level. This enables users to jet 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.

According to Rize, parts made through APD are watertight and have twice the isotropic strength of other polymers, 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 and alcohol. The APD process and materials are safe and environmentally friendly, and the printer is desktop-sized, so it can be used virtually anywhere for fast, easy and affordable production of replacement and custom tooling, fixtures, jigs and end-use parts.

“It is very refreshing to see how Rize has hit the mark in quality, reliability and performance,” says Cimquest CEO Rob Hassold. “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.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Cimquest,” says 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.”