Ricoh are a long established global technology company who’ve been continuously innovating, adapting and expanding since their inception in 1936. Office Automation continues to be Ricoh's core market - however, within the last decade, Ricoh has established itself as a significant player in the Commercial and Industrial Print markets.
Richard Minifie, Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Ricoh, discusses the company’s latest endeavour into the realm of 3D printing. He explains that, though Ricoh are relatively new to what is a well-developed industry, they’re bringing with them years of manufacturing experience and specialised technical knowledge.
By combining modern print and moulding services with their extensive knowledge of the end-to-end design-to-manufacturing process, Ricoh are keen to offer a full end-to-end service, leveraging their core competencies in manufacturing and print technology. Through their highly bespoke services, they specialise in offering tailored advice and quotations, working at an expert-to-expert level to bring the most challenging projects to fruition.
“Every customer is different,” says Mr. Minifie. “We work with a range of businesses, from new customers, who require guidance and insight, to people who may very well know more than we do. We don’t go in trying to sell a standard methodology, we consider each case individually.”
The main focus for Ricoh currently is the expansion of their part-printing service, RICOH Rapid Fab. Within their Customer Experience Centre, Ricoh are able to give customers an in-depth look into the world of Additive Manufacturing, as well as providing consultancy and training.
In terms of the manufacturing sector, the door is open for any company who is looking for B2B expertise within the field of Additive Manufacturing. “We’re keen to talk to new customers about their expectations and current limitations within AM,” states Mr. Minifie. “We want to deliver on these expectations, to help them increase their capabilities.”
To see everything Ricoh can offer, be sure to pay them a visit at the upcoming Made in the Midlands expo.Back