Rize Inc., a Boston, USA-based, next-generation additive manufacturing company, has announced the industry’s first Digitally Augmented Parts which enables augmenting functional 3D printed parts with digital information. With this new capability, users can now create a digital thread between the digital and physical part and accelerate Industry 4.0 technologies like blockchain and AR/VR applications.
A great challenge for the industry are parts that are non-compliant due to design changes, piracy, counterfeit and obsolescence. These adversely impact the user and customer experience and result in rework, recalls and loss of brand value.
With Rize’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) hybrid process, which combines extrusion and material jetting, innovators will be able to 3D print industrial parts with embedded markers that create an immutable connection to the digital part and bridge the gap between the virtual and real world.
Rize demonstrated its capability to produce Digitally Augmented Parts this week at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.