U.S. 3D printer manufacturer Rize has announced that Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS CAD design software will now feature a new Rize 3D Print add-in.
The new feature, unveiled on the first day of SOLIDWORKS World 2018 (SWW18), streamlines 3D printing with Rize’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology for SOLIDWORKS users.
The Rize 3D Print option
In the new feature, available to download from the Rize website, SOLIDWORKS users can select a “Rize 3D Print” option from the “Tools” menu.
Once selected, this option automatically transfers SOLIDWORKS files to the Rize slicing software, without the need to export or import files in various formats. It also reduces the need to pre-process and post-process objects.
The new feature is compatible with SOLIDWORKS version 2018 onwards. Newly appointed Rize CEO Andy Kalambi said,
“Our focus is to drive additive at scale and bring the 3D printing process closer to end users. The Rize add-in is a step in that direction and demonstrates our commitment to SOLIDWORKS and their tremendous ecosystem of innovators.”
“We will continue to work closely with SOLIDWORKS to expand the usage of additive manufacturing,” Kalambi added.
Rize, SOLIDWORKS, and Dassault Systèmes
This step is the latest in a growing partnership between Rize and Dassault Systèmes. Andy Kalambi was appointed CEO in November 2017 after serving as CEO of ENOVIA and global executive of 3DEXPERIENCE, both Dassault Systèmes brands. He spoke to 3D Printing Industry shortly after his appointment.
The partnership was further strengthened after the Rize One 3D printer was designed entirely using the SOLIDWORKS CAD software, and after Rize became accredited as a SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner.
3D printed gear shifter parts that were designed in SOLIDWORKS and manufactured in on a Rize One 3D printer will be featured at SWW18 to showcase the partnership.
“We are excited that Rize has developed an add-in that will make it faster and easier for SOLIDWORKS users to use additive manufacturing,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes. “I am also delighted that the Rize One 3D printer has been developed in SOLIDWORKS. We look forward to growing our partnership with Rize.”
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Featured image shows Andy Kalambi and Gian Paolo Bassi trying out the new add-in. Photo via Karen Nader on Twitter.