TOKYO, November 10, 2021 – Ricoh Company, Ltd. and Ricoh UK Products Ltd. will exhibit a new metal binder jet* technology at this year's Formnext event (Organizer: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH), held at Frankfurt, Germany from Nov. 16 to 19, 2021. The technology, developed to support aluminum alloy, is intended to realize the ambition of end-use metal parts production using 3D printing.
Aluminum alloys are already widely used for metal parts. The proprietary Ricoh solution has been developed to create a controlled production environment, with the unique capability to produce aluminum parts in intricate shapes and narrow tubes. This will improve energy use efficiency by reducing part weight and improving heat dissipation.
Formnext is the leading global trade fair for manufacturing and processing technologies related to additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent industrial production. The exhibition will bring together technologies, products and services from around the world, including industrial 3D printing, as adoption ramps up across a wide range of fields such as automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and healthcare.
Through co-creation activities with our customers, Ricoh will develop a metal 3D printing technology that can produce innovative aluminum parts. This will allow the production of end-use metal parts that can replace heat dissipating components.
New metal binder jet technology for manufacturing innovative aluminum parts
Visitors to Ricoh's stand at Formnext can experience aluminum parts produced using Ricoh's metal binder jet technology, as well as discuss relevant activities with the team behind this exciting new technology.
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