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Build more accurate parts without changing your 3D printer
Riven’s quick re-scaling tool saves iterations and budget with parts that fit the first time

May 18, 2021, BERKELEY, Calif., – Recognizing that all 3D printed parts shrink or warp during the printing process, Riven is introducing a new re-scaling tool that makes it easy to print parts more accurately. Riven’s software automatically computes re-scaling factors as compared to the original CAD. All processes, from FDM through metal 3D printing, can be made more accurate with quick 3D re-scaling. Unlike checking limited dimensions with calipers or a CMM, Riven uses a full part capture to compute an optimal solution based on the entire part shape to produce a more accurate result.

It takes only minutes for Riven’s quick re-scaling tool to create results with clear indications of the location and degree of variance from the intended design.

Quick re-scaling result on the left for a first FDM part clearly shows the problem areas. After applying Riven’s re-scaling factors, the CAD-compare result for the second printed part on the right shows that it is more accurate with deviations reduced significantly in critical areas.

Once Riven’s software has checked a test part, new parts can be quickly adjusted using the established re-scaling factors. This technique can be used for FDM, resin based printing, powder bed fusion, and most metal 3D printing.

New parts printed with the benefit of Riven’s re-scaling factors are more accurate on the first try. The part shown below had deviations relative to the CAD model reduced by a factor of 4.

Fast 3D re-scaling data can save hours, iterations and costs and produce significantly more accurate parts. With only a few minutes for a quick scan and automatic CAD-compare, Riven keeps your projects running smoothly even when you change materials, settings or print in a different location in the print volume. Riven’s re-scaling tool can even be used to calibrate the entire build volume for binder-jet and other professional machines.

For more information about Riven’s 3D re-scaling software capabilities as well as the company’s Push-button CAD-Compare you can share, Digital Go/No Go, Click-to-Measure, and Automatic Scan-to-CAD reverse engineering software visit https://riven.ai to schedule your personalized live demo.

About Riven
Riven is the 3D Reality platform for manufacturing. Led by engineer entrepreneurs who have lived and worked with analog and 2D tools, Riven empowers creators to build better products faster and eliminate waste. Riven’s 3D Reality platform bridges the gap between people, manufacturing tools, and physical products they produce so decisions can be made with a shared ‘digital source-of-truth’ and limited, error-prone measurements are eliminated – saving time, money, and materials. Riven fundamentally simplifies 3D reality data acquisition, analysis, and collaboration to accelerate new product introduction, improve product integrity and drive production automation. Riven is used today by innovative manufacturers to efficiently build products across critical production methods including additive manufacturing, injection molding, machining, and casting.

For More Information Contact:
Steve Landau
steve@riven.ai
2120 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704-1026