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Former Dassault executive Andy Kamabi has been appointed president and chief executive officer of 3D printing company Rize Inc., the company which claims to create injection-molded quality parts from desktop printers.

“We are thrilled that Andy has joined the Rize team,” said Nilanjana Bhowmik, Partner at Longworth Venture Partners, which backs Rize. “Andy has the strategic vision and proven leadership experience to make Rize the undisputed leader in additive manufacturing, and his appointment reflects Rize’s growing traction in the industry.”

Rize began shipping desktop 3D printers in June. Their Rize One hybrid printer combines two deposition types: Fused Deposition Modeling and Piezo Jetting. Both offer industrial 3D printing in a desktop form factor through the use of “release ink,” which allows the machine to vary the properties of the printed plastic and minimizes clean-up time. Initial studies comparing Rize to other leading 3D printing companies displayed some impressive functional strength and quick turnaround time.

Kamabi has a background in mechanical engineering and led the ENOVIA brand at Dassault, as well as serving as the global executive for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Rize customers include NASA, the US Army and US Navy, and Merck.

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