Ricoh Design Support

3D data is required for manufacturing with all 3D printers, but at Ricoh 3D we understand that not everyone has the technology or capabilities to provide their own 3D data.

We therefore offer 3D CAD design support, which means that if you only have 2D CAD data or the physical component – or if you’ve just drawn simple shapes on a piece of paper without specs – we can use our expertise to assist.

In addition, if you have a part that is manufactured conventionally and require design optimisation to maximise the benefits of 3D printing – we’re here to help. 

Understanding how AM can benefit your end product is an important part of the design process. The technology has disrupted the manufacturing landscape, unlocking design freedom and driving innovation, by helping designers realise geometries and specifications that were previously thought to be impossible through conventional manufacturing methods. 

Our suite of manufacturing services, which also encompasses injection moulding, means that our designers have the experience to fully optimise your design to realise the characteristics and functionality that is most important to you.

What you can expect from Ricoh 3D

If you’re looking to understand the general principles of designing for 3D printing then we have put together a handy guide for you here with tips and tricks for ensuring your print is successful every time. If you need a little extra help with your data though, we are on hand to assist with:

  • Full design support for 3D CAD Design
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • Design optimisation
  • Reverse engineering into CAD data
  • Discovery phase

    Helping your business to get the best
  • Data creation

    Using 3D/2D data
  • Project proposal and recommendations

  • 3D print and quality assurance

  • Customer acceptance and testing

  • Delivery and review

Got a project in mind but don’t know where to start? Contact us today to start making your ideas a reality.

Our 3D print services

  • Additive Manufacturing team


    Industry-leading consultancy to help you to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing
  • Prototype image example


    Ricoh can turn your product from design to prototype quickly and easily
  • 3D Print Experience - Case Studies

    Case Studies

    Read our case studies to see how Ricoh has helped other businesses like yours

Need some help?

Whether you're looking for materials advice, quoting guidance or simply want to know more about additive manufacturing, we're always happy to assist.