The RIZE 2XC 3D printer has obtained UL GREENGUARD certification, the fifth such certification for a RIZE product.
Introduced this summer, the RIZE 2XC is a desktop industrial 3D printer. It represents the first launch through the RIZIUM Alliance and was developed with Sindoh.
“The printer is positioned below $5K, and is 30-40% bigger than most printers in its class. It can use other materials, though we only ship it with RIZIUM and RIZIUM Support materials. There’s been a lot of work with Sindoh, such as for the hardened nozzles and frame,” RIZE CTO Eugene Giller told me when the new machine was launched.
This week, the 3D printer became not only the first RIZIUM Alliance product, but the first RIZIUM Alliance GREENGUARD-certified product.
“Sindoh has always made user safety is a top priority, and RIZE has taken this to the next level by meeting the rigorous standards of the UL GREENGUARD program by applying RIZE’s materials and process optimization expertise in the RIZE 2XC,” said BB Lee, CEO, 3D Printing Division at Sindoh Co., Ltd, Korea’s first office automation company which manufactures the RIZE 2XC hardware. “As a member of the RIZIUM Alliance, we are committed to innovating in materials and technologies with RIZE to allow organizations to deploy safe, affordable 3D printing anywhere and everywhere.”
UL GREENGUARD Certification
The UL GREENGUARD certification is a safety-focused standard based on ANSI/CAN/UL 2904, “Standard Method for Testing and Assessing Particle and Chemical Emissions from 3D Printers.” UL 2904 can have deep implications for 3D printing safety.
Last year, the RIZE One became the first 3D printer to receive the certification. That initial announcement also encompassed RIZIUM One materials, inks, and supports. RIZE CEO Andy Kalambi shared his thoughts on the significance of GREENGUARD certification in 3D printing at the time — and noted that such a standard should become, indeed, standard across the industry. Safety should be of primary concern to 3D printer manufacturers and users. This also came across with the RIZE 2XC launch, when I spoke with RIZE execs working from their own homes with the system running safely.
So it is perhaps no surprise that attention to safety was paramount in the development of this newest RIZE 3D printer, nor that this week the company announced the system’s certification.
In the announcement, RIZE underscores:
“Products that are GREENGUARD Certified are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure. A study by Chemical Insights, a Research Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, and Georgia Institute of Technology detailed how volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles (UFPs) emissions from desktop 3D printers are compromising health and indoor air quality for millions of students, patients, and employees who work near 3D printers in schools, hospitals, offices, and factories. GREENGUARD certification attests that approved devices meet ANSI/CAN/UL 2904, ‘Standard Method for Testing and Assessing Particle and Chemical Emissions for 3D Printers,’ demonstrating that 3D printers can be used without negatively impacting indoor air quality.”
The RIZE 2XC, XRIZE, and RIZE One 3D printers now carry this certification, as do their RIZIUM Carbon Fiber, RIZIUM ST, and RIZIUM ONE materials and associated release and marking inks.
“Organizations can’t afford to compromise team safety when 3D printers are on desktops or in remote workers’ homes adjacent to them and their families,” said Andy Kalambi, CEO of RIZE. “At RIZE we’re proud that the RIZIUM Alliance will lead the industry in UL GREENGUARD compliance and have committed ourselves to adhering to the highest standards of safety and sustainability with 3D printers that are safe for home, work and anywhere.”