Rize Inc., manufacturer of the Rize One Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) 3D printer, has announced a partnership with manufacturing optimization specialist Production Services Management, Inc. (PSMI).
Under the Azoth subsidiary, PSMI, with the help of Rize, has launched the Additive Indirect Supplies Crib, a new type of business model to provide manufacturers with combined additive and subtractive manufacturing tools.
Speaking to 3D Printing Industry, Andy Kalambi, CEO and President of Rize, comments, “Today is a landmark day, not just for Rize and PSMI/AZOTH, but also for the entire additive manufacturing industry,”
“Through this partnership we are announcing today, we are demonstrating how making industrial 3D printing easy to use can open the doors to new users and new business models.”
Additive Indirect Supplies Crib
The Additive Indirect Supplies Crib is a service providing manufacturers with the means of producing custom prototypes, tooling, gages and fixtures on-site.
Through PSMI, Azoth has access to services at over 250 manufacturing plants around the world. Subtractive manufacturing capabilities are already provided to these locations through EGC Precision.
The vision with Rize then, according to PSMI co-president Scott Burke, is to enable each and every one of these locations “deliver innovative additive manufacturing products and services to our customers.”
Kalambi explains, “Rize’s future-proof APD platform is enabling a visionary company like PSMI/AZOTH to create unprecedented value for their customers and expand their current offering in the area of indirect supplies with additive-based offerings.”
Against subtractive manufacturing alone, Rize additive manufacturing can produce estimated part cost reductions of up 50X and lead time reductions of 30X.
PSMI already counts itself as “the cost savings team” for customers such as General Motors, Ford and John Deere. According to Burke, “Adding RIZE’s cutting-edge additive manufacturing solutions will further our position as manufacturing technology leaders and enable us to keep reducing our customers’ cost to manufacture.”
Featured image shows a 3D printed sprocket. Photo via Rize.