Earlier this week Canon was announced as the latest name to join the 3D Printing Association and now international electronics company Ricoh has become the latest organisation to join the AM trade association, 3DPA.
Joining the 3DPA's European board, which is close to completion and set to be fully announced later this month, will be Greg Plowman, Director European AM Business Group, Ricoh.
Ricoh recently announced its decision to launch its first branded industrial 3D printer, the RICOH AM S5500P onto the additive manufacturing market. The new selective laser sintering machine is to be unveiled at formnext powered by tct in Frankfurt next week. TCT recently chatted with Peter Williams, Executive Vice President at Ricoh Europe, to find out the company's decision to release its first product and where Ricoh positions itself in this ever-evolving industry. Read the full interview.
Ricoh 3D printer
Peter commented: “Ricoh’s ambition is to clearly demonstrate the value that we can bring to the AM market through our experience and expertise. In the long term, our ambition is to use our unique combination of products, services and partnerships to become a key player in AM and the partner of choice to manufacturers in this space.”
Ian Ferguson, Membership Director of the 3DPA added: “We are delighted that Ricoh has agreed to become the latest member of the Association and are pleased that Greg Plowman will be joining the European Board. Ricoh has signalled a clear desire to be active in supporting our efforts to act as the voice, globally for the 3D and AM industry and I look forward to working with them and all our members to improve understanding of the technology, help with awareness and education and influence the regulatory environment”.
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