The 3D printing company RIZE has expanded its material portfolio with the introduction of RIZIUM Glass Fiber (GF), a composite filament with high rigidity and good dimensional stability. The fiberglass-reinforced material is compatible with the company’s full-color 3D printing and is well suited for manufacturing large parts.
RIZIUM Glass Fiber is based on the company’s cyclic olefin-based matrix, which has been specially developed to minimize emissions. Not only does the material generate no emissions at extrusion temperatures, it also has low moisture absorption and high chemical resistance, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications. RIZIUM GF gives these properties high dimensional stability and superior strength.
The new material is compatible with all RIZE 3D printers, including systems from RIZIUM Alliance partners. Like the existing materials, RIZE’s RIZIUM GF has received GREENGUARD certification for use with the XRIZE full-color 3D composite printing system. This means it can be used safely in schools, offices, hospitals or any other enclosed space.
“Previously, full-color 3D printing applications could only provide poor approximations of the original, and users often avoided large parts or complex geometries because they could warp or tear,” said Andy Kalambi, CEO of RIZE. “We are excited to drive a renaissance in industrial manufacturing with better 3D printing materials and technologies.
“With RIZIUM Glass Fiber’s high dimensional stability and durability and GREENGUARD certification for low chemical emissions, users have the flexibility to expand the applications suitable for 3D printing. Expect more from us soon about further expansions to our RIZIUM Alliance so that all 3D printing users can work in safer, more sustainable and more adaptable environments. “
The range of materials from RIZE does not only consist of filaments. The company’s color offering is based on a twofold approach: first, RIZIUM filaments are deposited to build the geometry of the part, while RIZIUM inks are sprayed for coloring. To optimize ink adhesion, RIZE’s filaments are all developed using the Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) process, which makes it easier to combine filament and ink.
The new RIZIUM GF is particularly well suited for building large, complex parts as it is strong enough to support geometries that would otherwise be prone to warping. “We like the printing reliability that RIZIUM Glass Fiber provides for the RIZE line of products,” said Ronnie Sherrer, application engineer at Azoth, an AM supplier to Ann Arbor. “Azoth can rely on the quality and strength of the RIZIUM GF parts. Our customers love turning 3D rendered models into precisely colored parts. “