Consultancy team

It can be daunting to see how AM can be applied and where the advantages can be gained – this is where Ricoh 3D come in.

Our experienced and knowledgeable engineers and designers can offer industry-leading consultancy to aid with your design and manufacturing processes, enabling you to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing.

AM can benefit the full end-to-end supply chain and your manufacturing process in a number of ways, by:

  • Streamlining assemblies
  • Enabling supply on demand
  • Removing tooling costs
  • Reducing points of failure and service costs
  • Enabling iterative design changes

We recognise that no one business is the same – and every project is unique. That’s why our consultancy service is tailored for every client, whether that is at our state-of-the-art AM centre, or at your facilities.

Our in-house team of experts will be available at the end of a phone to enable you to understand and maximise the use of AM during your product development lifecycle.

Whether you’re new to AM and simply want to understand what can be a jargon-filled landscape, or you’re a competent AM user and require high-level technical input, we cater for all needs.

Our consultancy services include:

On-Site Analysis | We’ll send an engineer to your site to examine the production site and discuss your manufacturing processes. These results are then used to identify and recommend where 3D printing can improve your operations. .

Production Line Management | We’ll work closely with you to ensure improvements are implemented efficiently, from recommending the ideal 3D technology to reducing or eliminating tooling costs and highlighting production bottlenecks. We also have starter packages to help you get up and running if you have little or no experience of 3D printing or Computer Aided Design.

Training | Our expert engineers offer tailored training at our state-of-the-art UK facilities, helping you and your team to understand how to unlock  the full potential of additive manufacturing. Need us to come to you? No problem – our engineers will come out to your European location.

Exhibiting | As a global leader in 3D printing, sharing our knowledge is fundamental to our business. It’s why you’ll find us at additive manufacturing events around the world, where our experts will be on hand to help your business.

Our 3D print services

  • Ricoh Design Support

    CAD Support Service

    Ricoh offer a 3D CAD service to those without in-house design resource
  • 3D Scanning

    Metrology Services

    Ricoh offer a range of contact and non-contact metrology services upon request
  • Material Testing Services

    At our state-of-the-art facility we have the latest in test equipment technology

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.