Rize has debuted its Safe at Home Manufacturing initiative, to safeguard the health of designers and engineers working from home and at potential risk of carcinogenic emissions and other airborne particles from desktop 3D printers.
The company’s Rize 2XC desktop composite 3D printers are certified Greenguard certified, and Rize has partnered with robotics and automation experts Festo to highlight health and safety for additive manufacturing used by a distributed workforce.
Nuzha Yakoob, head of technology and innovation at Festo North America, said: “Collaborative distributed manufacturing will bring about a paradigm shift, which will lead to more market opportunities and increased applications.
“We are delighted to expand our work with Rize to help scale adoption of next-generation manufacturing technologies by putting safety at the heart of the supply chain of tomorrow.”
Additionally, Festo also is working closely with Rize on workflows that deliver high precision, repeatable and highly durable parts whether team members are in the same facility or distributed around the world.
“We’re honoured that Festo shares our commitment to reconceptualize [sic] manufacturing, and find better ways to work productively in the new normal of COVID-19,” said Rize CEO Andy Kalambi, adding that the Safe at Home Manufacturing initiative is a “powerful first step to building supply chain resiliency with advanced digital fabrication solutions”.
The Rize 2XC is the first professional desktop 3D printer to receive UL Greenguard certification to adhere to rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce the risk of chemical exposure and assure safety and peace of mind.
Greenguard certified products adhere to ANSI/CAN/UL 2904, ‘Standard Method for Testing and Assessing Particle and Chemical Emissions for 3D Printers’, affirming that these products emit low levels of chemicals into indoor air during use and contribute to safer, healthier indoor air.