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The importance of plug and play additive manufacturing systems for experienced 3D printer users

It’s fair to say that most experienced users of industrial-class 3D printers and additive manufacturing systems have sound technical backgrounds. Many are engineers and it’s in your DNA to enjoy tinkering and experimentation. You want to be able to manipulate different aspects of your 3D printers to enable expanded capabilities that you may or may not need, beyond what the 3D printer was designed to deliver, and to simply see what happens. In some cases, you might be required to manipulate different aspects of the system to get the desired results or as inherent in the procedures for that technology.

Yet, here’s why even the most experienced 3D printer users need a plug-and-play 3D printing system.

Benefits of an automated process, even for an experienced user:

  • Achieves the best results for the capabilities for which the system was designed and why you purchased the equipment
  • Simplifies your process, ultimately saving time
  • Ultimately saves money because time is money and errors and time spent experimenting with parameters and fixing the results of that tinkering are expensive

Think of it this way. When you print a 2D document, you just send your document to the printer by clicking print. You don’t need to know the code or how the document printer works to create the image of your document onto a piece of paper. You simply press print and what comes out of the machine looks like the document on your screen. Rize’s approach to 3D printing is the same.

Our unique APD 3D printing platform was carefully designed to deliver certain benefits, including multi-material, voxel-level polymer modification; isotropic part strength; and an easy, fast, safe and clean process from file to usable part. Our deeply experienced engineers worked for several years to develop and fine tune hardware, software and materials that work in harmony to achieve those and other benefits.

We intentionally limit what you can adapt in the system, while providing you with options. If we made it possible for you to tinker with automatic support structure generation, for example, or with other parameters, it would affect different aspects of the system and, therefore, could negatively impact your results. More importantly, it would complicate your process and require more time, all of which drives up costs. One of the beauties of our Rize™ One 3D printer is its unique simplicity bundled in a robust, industrial-grade system.

So, while you might have an urge to improve, play or test the limits of our Rize APD 3D printing technology, it’s best to keep these old adages in mind, “don’t mess with perfection,” and, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Contact us to learn more or to get a quote.