Peter Williams, Executive Vice President at Ricoh Europe, talks about the company's launch of its first industrial grade 3D printer, the RICOH AM S5500P, at formnext powered by tct.
Designed in collaboration with Aspect, the RICOH AM S5500P is capable of producing high-definition, durable parts. The machine features a large build area of 550 mm (W) × 550 mm (D) × 500 mm (H) and is capable of producing different kinds of parts at the same time, as well as mould large parts all at once.
TCT spoke to Peter earlier this month about the big launch - he had this to say on the company's decision to enter the market:
"Ricoh was an early entrant to additive manufacturing, initially as a supplier of inkjet technology to the industry and more recently with a broad range of hardware and AM-adjacent services including application consulting, material science and rapid prototyping through Ricoh Rapid Fab. In addition, Ricoh has two decades experience of using 3D CAD technologies in its product design processes. The launch of the Ricoh AM S5500P is the next stage of Ricoh applying its vast experience and knowledge to accelerate innovation directly with its manufacturing customers."
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