Ricoh to Begin Selling EnvisionTEC 3D Printers in Japan
Ricoh Company of Tokyo, Japan, is expanding its presence in the 3D-printer market. The firm, which introduced its own Ricoh-designed 3D printer in Europe last year (see story here), is now partnering with EnvisionTEC. EnvisionTEC is a global manufacturer of desktop and production 3D printers and materials, and recently signed a dealership agreement with The Ricoh Japan Company, part of Ricoh Company of Tokyo, Japan. Under the deal, and beginning later this year, Ricoh Japan will begin selling EnvisionTEC 3D printers, materials, training, and support in Japan.
Ricoh Japan decided to partner with EnvisionTEC “because of the high precision and smooth surface finish delivered by EnvisionTEC’s 3D printers using the company’s patented DLP and 3SP technologies.” That’s said to include 3D printers such as the company’s 15-year-old Perfactory line, which is now in its fourth generation, as well as printers with large-build envelopes such as the Ultra and Vector.
EnvisionTEC GmbH is the German arm of EnvisionTEC’s global family of companies.
The Ricoh Group is said to have more than 20 years of experience in designing products for 3D printing, cultivated through making prototypes and molds. The company is now focused on developing a 3D-printer business that uses this know-how to provide broader 3D-printing services.
Ricoh Japan will exhibit at the 28th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 21-23, where EnvisionTEC technology will be on display.
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- February 2017: Ricoh USA and UL to Provide Training in 3D Printing for Manufacturing
- May 2016: Ricoh’s First 3D Printer Now Available in Europe
- October 2015: Ricoh Launches its First 3D Printer, the Ricoh AM S5500P, for Prototyping, Manufacturing
- 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