This is an update to the previous blog, Ricoh Europe + Leapfrog 3D Printers: Ricoh is Official Reseller of Leapfrog 3D Printers from Jan.2015.
In September 2014, Ricoh Europe launched its additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers.
Ricoh recently released its first 3D Printer RICOH AM S5500P.
- The product will be showcased at formnext 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany from 17-20 November (Stand D20 in Hall 3.1), and made available to European customers by mid-2016.
- You can register to get your FREE ticket to formnext at http://www.ricoh-europe.com/products/3D-printers/formnext/ : Please specify this online registration number when you are inputting your details: 1512505952.
With a large modeling area of 550 mm (W) × 550 mm (D) × 500 mm (H), the RICOH AM S5500P can fabricate different kinds of parts at the same time, as well as mold large parts all at once.
Ricoh launches first 3D printer designed to support high functional materials
Latest innovation and services portfolio to be demonstrated at formnext
Ricoh Europe, London, 10 November 2015 – Ricoh has announced the release of the RICOH AM S5500P, its first 3D Printer under the RICOH brand. The product will be showcased in Frankfurt, Germany this November and made available to European customers by mid-2016.
The RICOH AM S5500P is a high speed, high quality product designed to help businesses meet their specific manufacturing innovation needs. It is a high-end 3D printer which can offer PA6 and PP materials support – which are of strategic importance to manufacturers, including those in the automotive industry.
Capable of producing high-definition durable fabricated objects, the RICOH AM S5500P employs an additive manufacturing method known as SLS®*1. Using this technique, a powdered material is irradiated with the laser for sintering. In addition to the polymer powder materials mainly used with the SLS® method, such as PA*2 11 and PA12, universally applicable and highly functional materials PA6 and PP*3 can also be used. For instance, the product can build automobile parts for functional tests, as well as the parts for end products. With a large modeling area of 550 mm (W) × 550 mm (D) × 500 mm (H), the RICOH AM S5500P can fabricate different kinds of parts at the same time, as well as mold large parts all at once.
In September 2014, Ricoh launched its Additive Manufacturing Business (AM Business). Up until now, Ricoh has been selling third-party 3D printers and providing a complete range of AM services, from consulting to 3D data design to fabrication. Ricoh will add the RICOH AM S5500P to the comprehensive list of services it has been providing in this space.
The end-to-end support offered by Ricoh to organisations that want to explore what additive manufacturing can do for their business includes:
- Design and application/engineering services
- Rapid prototyping
- Material science expertise
- Additive manufacturing capabilities
- Finishing services
- After-sales support
Ricoh worked in collaboration with Aspect, Inc. to develop the RICOH AM S5500P. After the release of the product, Ricoh will continue to work with Aspect on developing proprietary material and enhancing functions.
Ricoh at formnext 2015 in Frankfurt
Ricoh will participate in formnext, the international exhibition and conference on additive technologies and tool making. Company experts will be on-hand throughout the event, which takes place at the Messe Frankfurt, Germany from 17-20 November. At Stand D20 in Hall 3.1, Ricoh representatives will demonstrate the functionality of the RICOH AM S5500P, as well as the company’s design and manufacturing support solutions.
Peter Williams, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Europe, said: “The launch of the RICOH AM S5500P forms a landmark in the near 80-year history of Ricoh and it is also a key milestone in the evolution of the additive manufacturing industry. As a company committed to innovation and supporting businesses as they evolve throughout the digital age, we are excited to bring a fresh approach and introduce a powerful new product with comprehensive end-to-end services. We look forward to formnext, where we will demonstrate the capabilities of the RICOH AM S5500P in supporting high functional materials and creating multiple large parts simultaneously, in addition to showcasing our services portfolio”.
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*1 SLS® (Selective Laser Sintering). SLS is a registered trademark of 3D Systems, Inc.
*2 PA (Polyamide): Nylon. Polymer powder that offers strength and flexibility.
*3 PP (Polypropylene): Polymer powder that is light, incredibly durable, and highly flexible.
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Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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