Ricoh has announced the release of its first 3D printer under the RICOH brand, which will be 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 can offer PA6 and PP materials support, which are of strategic importance to manufacturers, including those in the automotive industry. With a large modeling area, the printer 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 (AM) business and up until now, it has been selling third-party 3D printers and providing a complete range of AM services, from consulting to 3D data design to fabrication.
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”.
Ricoh will be at the formnext 2015 event in Frankfurt from 17 to 20 November, demonstrating the functionality of the RICOH AM S5500P, as well as the company’s design and manufacturing support solutions.