Ricoh’s First 3D Printer Now Available in Europe
Ricoh’s first 3D printer, the AM S5500P, is now available in Europe. Positioned for high-end additive manufacturing, the AM S5500P, which Ricoh Company of Tokyo announced in October 2015, is said to feature a generous build volume, which Ricoh says enables users to produce many components at once.
The AM S5500P uses Powder Bed Fusion (or SLS technology) to melt polymer powder in order to produce parts, and users can choose from a selection of polymer-based materials. Ricoh says its 3D-printing technology uses heat and a smart re-coater, combined with a laser beam, to manufacture components, which can be used in a range of industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical.
Features of note include:
- Available range of high-performance materials for the manufacturing industry and “beyond.” Users can select materials from Ricoh’s approved range, including Polypropylene (PP), PA6GB, PA11, PA12, PA12GB.
- Substantial build size.
- Advanced temperature control.
- Smart re-coater and dual-powder distribution.
- Supported by Ricoh Service.
The unit’s effective work size (width x depth x height) is up to 550 x 550 x 500 mm. Actual part size is up to 500 x 500 x 480 mm. Layer thickness is from 0.08 – 0.2 mm.
Scanning speed is 15 m/sec (3-axis digital galvanometer mirror), and SEMware application software is included.
For more information and complete specifications, visit Ricoh here.
- October 2015: Ricoh Launches its First 3D Printer, the Ricoh AM S5500P, for Prototyping, Manufacturing
- January 2015: Ricoh Europe to Begin Selling Leapfrog 3D Printers
- September 2014: Ricoh Officially Launches 3D-Printing Business, Two New Rapid Fab Facilities
- September 2014: Ricoh Aiming to Bring its own 3D Printers to Market in 2016