The Rize 7XC 3D Printer has been launched, with a materials line-up and build volume that puts it firmly in Stratasys Fortus territory.
With a build area of 370 x 390 x 450mm and a resolution of 50 microns, Rize is keen to promote its ability to printing parts, jigs, tooling and fixtures, which would see it compete with the manufacturing focussed Fortus 380mc and 450mc models.
The Rize 7XC was developed jointly with Sindoh, leveraging Sindoh’s 7X large-format dual-nozzle 3D printing platform and supported materials, along with Rize’s own Rizium composite materials, including glass fibre and carbon fibre.
“By enabling the rapid creation of large parts and complex geometries on demand, far faster and at lower cost than moulding, milling and casting, the RIZE 7XC provides teams with an affordable way to generate parts with high tensile strength and thermal dimensional stability, along with chemical and moisture resistance,” said a spokesperson.
The Rize 7XC costs $19,995, which makes it a value option for the manufacturing sector looking to produce large jigs in a short time frame with the strengthening ability of composites.
“Since new jigs inevitably undergo design changes after testing, printing them on the 7XC significantly accelerates the introduction of new products and improvements in the customer’s manufacturing line,” said a spokesperson.
“The Rize 7XC makes additive manufacturing capability rugged enough for industrial 3D printing needs, yet safe and affordable, too,” said Rize CEO Andy Kalambi.
“Finally manufacturers can apply the promise of additive manufacturing to creating agile and distributed supply chains where the ability to generate a needed part, tool, jig or fixture takes a fraction of the time of traditional processes.”