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Strength Test Comparison: Rize Isotropic vs. FDM Anisotropic Catapults

We previously discussed our industry-leading, isotropic part strength (uniform strength in the X, Y and Z axes). In fact, our isotropic properties and superior strength have been supported by independent tests, showing that our parts are 2X stronger than ABSplus.

As compelling as third-party test results might be, there’s nothing like a visual demonstration to drive the point home. With that in mind, our engineers designed and 3D printed a small catapult on a Rize™ One 3D printer using Rizium™ One thermoplastic and on an FDM printer using ABSplus. The catapults are pictured below; the Rize catapult includes text and the Rize logo that were 3D printed directly onto the parts.

 

And you can see in the single side-by-side photo of both parts, they are the same size.

We printed several sets of catapults so we could video a couple of tests. The results are compelling.

Here’s take 1:

Here’s take 2:

In both cases, the FDM catapult broke immediately, while the Rize catapult was set and triggered repeatedly, without failing. If this were a mission-critical part, using the anisotropic part could prove catastrophic.

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