RIZE Debuts RIZIUM Glass Fiber Material
High-dimensional stability, and durable composite material suitable for full-color applications and complex geometries.
Additive Manufacturing News
Additive Manufacturing Resources
August 14, 2020
RIZE, Inc. makes available RIZIUM Glass Fiber (GF), a composite 3D printing material with the high-dimensional stability and high stiffness for the strength required for printing large parts, the company says. RIZIUM Glass Fiber is a composite 3D printing material suitable for full-color parts, and the stability to support parts with complex geometries that often can warp.
Available on RIZE’s entire suite of 3D printers including those from RIZIUM Alliance industry partners, RIZIUM Glass Fiber is based on RIZE’s cyclic olefin-based matrix that does not release emissions at extrusion temperatures, and has extremely low moisture absorption, and high chemical resistance. Rigorously tested and proven for durability and strength, RIZIUM GF leverages RIZE’s Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD)—digital material technology that enables the polymer material to combine with functional inks to create new material properties. RIZIUM GF is stable over large build volumes and suitable for a wide range of applications in education, industrial and life science, especially for functional full-color prototyping.
RIZIUM Glass Fiber also has obtained UL GREENGUARD Certification on the XRIZE full-color composite 3D printing platform, confirming it is safe to be used in offices/schools/hospitals and any enclosed spaces, the company says. The new material expands the portfolio of the RIZIUM Alliance, where other 3D printing industry partners can implement safer, sustainable, reyclable 3D printing on a variety of platforms, such as the RIZE 2XC.
RIZIUM Glass Fiber is RIZE’s fourth innovation to obtain UL GREENGUARD Certification—including its XRIZE full-color composite 3D printer, RIZIUM ST 3D printing filament material, RIZIUM inks and RIZE One monochrome printer. Based on the ANSI/CAN/UL 2904 Standard Method for Testing and Assessing Particle and Chemical Emissions from 3D Printers, UL GREENGUARD Certification affirms that materials and products emit low levels of chemicals into indoor air during use and contribute to safer, healthier indoor air. In contrast, many desktop 3D printers release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles (UFPs) into that air that are known health hazards.
“Until now full color 3D printing applications could only deliver weak approximations of the original, and users often avoided large parts or complex geometries because they could warp or crack,” says Andy Kalambi, CEO of RIZE. “We’re delighted to help drive a renaissance in industrial manufacturing with better 3D printing materials and technology. With RIZIUM Glass Fiber’s high dimensional stability and durability, and UL GREENGUARD Certification for low chemical emissions, users have the flexibility to expand the applications suitable for 3D printing. Expect to hear more from us soon about further expansions to our RIZIUM Alliance so that all 3D printing users can work in safer, more sustainable and adaptive environments.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.