3D data is required for manufacturing with all 3D printers, but at Ricoh we understand that not everyone has the technology or capabilities to provide their own 3D data.
We therefore offer a 3D CAD service, 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
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 (for those that do not have CAD capability, but have a design idea)
- 2D to 3D conversion
- Design optimisation
- Reverse engineering into CAD data
Discovery phaseHelping your business to get the best
Data creationUsing 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.