When Rize introduced its Rize One 3D printer, the appeal was immediately obvious – the high-strength parts it produce require virtually no post-processing, with supports that simply snap off. Anyone who has ever 3D printed anything with even a small support knows how mind-blowing that is, and how much time and frustration can be saved by eliminating that tedious step. Rize immediately became popular. The company’s background is impressive, too – it was founded by Eugene Giller, who invented inkjet technology at Z Corporation, now 3D Systems, and Leonid Raiz, who invented 3D CAD software and founded Revit, now Autodesk.
Those are some lofty credentials, so it’s no surprise that the Rize One is so well-designed, its technology so effective. The machine, which began shipping last summer, was designed entirely in SOLIDWORKS, and it’s becoming popular within the SOLIDWORKS community, among customers like ConMed and ThermoFab, which are using it to produce custom tooling and molds as well as custom and replacement parts.
As SOLIDWORKS World 2018 kicks off today, Rize announces that it has deepened its partnership with SOLIDWORKS and made Rize One 3D printers inclusive in the SOLIDWORKS experience with a new Rize add-in.
“We are excited that Rize has developed an add-in that will make it faster and easier for SOLIDWORKS users to use additive manufacturing,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “I am also delighted that the Rize One 3D printer has been developed in SOLIDWORKS. We look forward to growing our partnership with Rize.”
The integration means that all users have to do is select Rize 3D Print from the SOLIDWORKS Tools menu. The Rize add-in automatically transfers files from SOLIDWORKS to the Rize slicing software, with no need to import or export files. The add-in, which is free, can be downloaded from the Rize website here.
“Our focus is to drive additive at scale and bring the 3D printing process closer to end users. The Rize add-in is a step in that direction and demonstrates our commitment to SOLIDWORKS and their tremendous ecosystem of innovators. We are proud to be a part of this ecosystem,” said Andy Kalambi, President and CEO of Rize. “We will continue to work closely with SOLIDWORKS to expand the usage of additive manufacturing.”
Rize has officially achieved SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner Status, and will be at SOLIDWORKS World this week at Booth #217 where it will demonstrate the Rize One 3D printer and SOLIDWORKS integration. In addition, functional, isotropic-strength gear shifter parts designed in SOLIDWORKS and produced on a Rize One 3D printer will be featured in the SOLIDWORKS Product Showcase.
SOLIDWORKS World is taking place from February 4th to February 7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. 3DPrint.com will be in attendance again this year, so expect plenty of coverage from the event as we speak with executives from Rize, Dassault, and more as the 2018 edition will feature even more additive manufacturing.
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