Rize One 3D Printing- Comparison to Stratasys FDM Systems

March 15th, 2018
Ian McCarthy

Rize 3D Printing

Rize One 3D Printing - Comparison to  Stratasys FDM Systems

The user’s perspective of system speed should be measured as the time between launching a build and having a useable part. This includes the time needed to remove support from the finished model. Fortus parts are built with either soluble support or breakaway support. Soluble support requires soaking in a caustic solution for hours, or overnight, then waiting a day or two for the soaked model to dry out. Breakaway support requires hours of expensive manual labor to remove the support and finish the part. The Rize One’s release ink technology enables support to be easily removed by hand in a few minutes. The total throughput speed is much faster than Fortus.
Take a look at this Rize One video to see how quickly the support is removed from the part. 
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The primary materials used by Fortus systems (ABS and polycarb plastics) emit dangerous nano particle aerosols, potentially carcinogenic styrene and other VOCs during the printing process. The Rize One printer has a completely contained, heated build chamber, thus minimizing the release of emissions. Furthermore Rizium, the Rize One’s material, is FDA-approved compatible with pharmaceutical and food applications and is sterilizable. Managing a heated, caustic, support removal tank, like the one required to remove Fortus soluble support, is also a safety hazard. In short, the Rize One Printer is much safer for an office setting than other printers using ABS and polycarb plastics.
Take a look at this Rize One video that illustrates the ease and safety of support removal vs the removal tank system that is utilized by the ABS and polycarb plastics.
Engineering departments are constantly in a race to catch up or stay ahead of competitors. Sending your pre-release product geometry out for bid to an RP vendor exposes your IP to at least one outside entity and from there, potentially to your competitors. Military equipment is particularly sensitive to this risk. Many other printers on the market use an open source g-code file which can easily be reverse engineered. Using a Rize One system in house and using Rize automatically encrypted build files thwarts potential IP theft.
Rizium, the plastic used by the Rize One printer has near to isotropic properties. This is a significant advantage relative to typical FDM ABS Plus (Stratasys) material. Typically FDM parts are up to 40% weaker in the layer plane (Z normal) than the X-Y directions. Experienced FDM users often must compensate for lamination weakness when designing functional parts. In general, the strength of Rizium material is significantly greater than ABS M-30 (Stratasys's most common material). Rizium also has a higher heat deflection temperature (HDT) and higher chemical resistance.

Eric Doberstein
Director, Eastern Region