RIZE Announces Partnership with NIAR at Wichita State University

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

By Julie Reece, Vice President of Marketing

RIZE Announces Partnership with NIAR at Wichita State University

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between RIZE™ and Wichita State University National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). The partnership, focused on research and academia, is dedicated to digitally reinventing the way aviation customers approach advanced product development and manufacturing through the use of intelligent additive manufacturing. The partnership includes NIAR’s purchase of an XRIZE™ 3D printer for their state-of-the-art 3DEXPERIENCE® Center at WSU.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Center is designed to help companies implement new technology to accelerate innovation. RIZE’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition additive manufacturing platform enables users to build intelligent parts in engineered polymers and carbon composite for prototyping, manufacturing and service. Users can produce Digitally Augmented Parts by printing an immutable QR or bar code onto the part that connects the part to their entire digital ecosystem. This capability provides new experiences using AR/VR, assembly and service instructions and marketplaces to deliver smart spaces that enable engineers to drive accelerated innovation. Ideal for academic institutions, RIZE 3D printers are purpose-built for safety, strength, accuracy and ease of use. The capability of XRIZE to print functional full-color parts, carbon composite parts and digitally augmented parts in our Rizium™ engineering-grade thermoplastic, provides educational institutions with exceptional value, enabling a wider range of applications across academic departments. RIZE 3D printers offer safe materials and a safe process, without hazardous chemicals. Rizium provides zero hazardous emissions and is twice as strong as ABS, with industry-leading Z-axis strength.

Shawn Ehrstein, NIAR director of CAD/CAM and Emerging Technologies said, “We are very excited to add the XRIZE patented technology to our portfolio of additive manufacturing equipment and ongoing research. We look forward to the integration of the printing capabilities to enhance seamless digital continuity.” RIZE President and CEO, Andy Kalambi added, “Our mission is to drive additive manufacturing at scale by making it safe, easy and digitally connected. NIAR is a premier research organization and will help push the boundaries of our technology to deliver smart solutions for innovation in design, production and service. Their unique abilities in leading edge areas like generative design, AR/VR align well with our building new solutions like Smart Spaces for the 3DEXPERIENCE® Center.”

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