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An Office 3D Printer Strong Enough to Build a Gantry: February Part of the Month

By definition, gantries need to be strong. That’s why we selected this gantry end part produced on a Rize™ One 3D printer as our February part of the month.

Not only does this gantry possess isotropic strength (uniform in x, y and z axes), it includes high-definition 3D printed engineering labels in the form of a part number on the top of the part and our Rize logo on the underside of the part where the supports attached.

  

The capability to add detailed text and images onto parts is just one result of Rize’s APD 3D printing process, which simultaneously extrudes engineering- and medical-grade thermoplastic and jets a variety of inks voxel by voxel to change the material properties of the thermoplastic. So too is the ability to release the part’s supports in seconds after printing, cleanly, safely and at your desk.

  

The gantry part with the part number text, and without the logo on the underside, takes about 7 hours to print (it takes a couple of hours more with the logo on the underside because it is a non-horizontal surface and therefore prints ink on many layers) and we removed the supports in about 60 seconds, for a total part turnaround of just over 7 hours. No further post-processing is needed. When you consider the number of parts you produce per month and the number of iterations per part, you can see that this unique capability has an exponentially positive impact on your R&D process time, costs and designs.

Contact us to learn more about Rize’s patented APD 3D printing technology and our Rize One 3D printer.