Rize Introduces Full-Color XRize Desktop 3D Printer

Originally titled 'Full-Color 3D Printer Supports Traceability'

The XRize uses the company's Augmented Deposition 3D printing technology in combination with CMYK inks.

Rize has announced XRize, its true color desktop 3D printer, alongside Rizium Carbon and Rizium Endura materials and the Rize Connect cloud platform.

XRize enables users to manufacture functional polymer and composite parts in full color and with markup to provide IP security, traceability and branding. Like the Rize One 3D printer, XRize is said to be safe, easy to use and clean with minimal pre- and postprocessing and material management requirements. Applications include full-color prototypes for FEA and stress analysis, tooling with safety instructions, consumer products, package design, GIS mapping, presurgical planning and marketing.

The XRize printer uses Rize’s Augmented Deposition process, extruding engineering-grade thermoplastic and simultaneously jetting cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) inks through industrial printheads to achieve the full-color part. Release Ink jetted between the part and the automatically generated supports enables the user to quickly peel the supports away from the part, leaving a smooth surface finish and avoiding the need for additional finishing. Users can quickly and easily apply text, images and texture maps to monochrome part files and import color CAD files.

The 3D printer features an auto-leveling build plate, automatic filament change-over and high-resolution touchscreen for accessing the part library, build management and system diagnostics. A heated build chamber supports industrial part strength and accuracy. The printer’s build volume is 12" × 8" × 8" (310 × 200 × 200 mm) and supports layer thickness of 0.250 or 0.125 mm. Resolution is 300 DPI in X and Y, and 200 DPI in Z at 0.125 mm thickness.

The printer is compatible with Rizium One, Rizium Black, and the newly introduced Rizium Carbon and Rizium Endura materials. Rizium Carbon is an engineering-grade thermoplastic filament reinforced with carbon fiber for improved visual finish and higher modulus, ideal for functional prototyping. Rizium Endura is a fiber-reinforces filament for high accuracy and impact strength, suitable for large functional parts and compatible with Rize’s full-color inks.

Rize also introduces Rize Connect, enabling users to remotely manage and monitor Rize one and XRize 3D printers from any location to improve production efficiency. Users can receive notifications, queue jobs and manage an enterprise print farm from desktop and mobile devices. According to the company, users can build greater security into their parts with digital part identification and part augmentation such as QR codes and version control for part traceability, compliance and authenticity.

The XRize 3D printer and Rize Connect will be available in 2019.