One of the great problems when creating complex parts using 3D printing lies in the need to jointly elaborate a series of supports that we will later have to eliminate. This complex task that sometimes takes us a long time can go down in history thanks to the technology developed by the North American startup Rize. As an advance, let me know that now the supports can be removed very easily by adding a non-stick ink that prevents the supports from sticking to the piece.
Rize is a company located in Boston, United States, created by former employees of companies such as Z Corp, Objet and Revit that have come together to develop this new technology capable of removing supports without leaving any type of mark on the piece. As has been communicated and you can see in the video that is just below these lines, Riza supports are created in the same material with which the piece is manufactured which, in turn, would lower the cost of machinery and materials as well as increase the speed of manufacture.
Rize One, the first printer capable of working with non-stick substrates
Without a doubt, the solution proposed by the Rize guys is more than ingenious since you just have apply a kind of non-stick ink to the surface of the supports that will be in contact with the part. Thanks to this, the extracted filament is placed on the support, but does not stick to it.
Leaving aside the details of this technology, it should be noted that the first printer with the capacity to create pieces of this type that will hit the market, baptized as Rize One, will stand out for having a manufacturing volume of 300 x 200 x 150 mm with a layer height of 250 microns. Characteristics that make it stand out neither by size nor by definition in the Z axis since there are desktop printers with more volume and with a layer size that reaches 60 microns.
If you are interested in getting one of these new printers, tell you that according to the company, when it reaches the market, the Rize One will have a price of U.S. dollar 25.000.