Help Centre

The world of AM can be complex and daunting. So let us help.

Every customer is different – and every project requires defined materials and production techniques to create parts that nail your brief.

Some materials are king where part strength is the top priority, others boast impact and heat resistance where part performance is crucial. Sometimes a certain amount of flexibility is key, and other times the part aesthetics are needed for proof of concept. 

How can we help?

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    Designing for Additive Manufacturing

    A guide to general principles and guidelines to help with your designs
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    If you have any concerns, issues or just need further information, you may find the answer here
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    Hollow Sections

    Ricoh guide to Hollow Sections
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    How to Prepare STL Files

    Ricoh accept a number of file types, however the format accepted by most 3D printers is STL
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    Internal Structures

    FDM print allows internal structures to be defined as solid, sparse and sparse double dense
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    Layer Thickness

    Optimise performance through managing layer thickness
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    Minimum Feature Size

    Read about the minimum feature sizes to be considered at design phase.
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    Part Strength

    AM parts have inherently anisotropic properties
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    Powder Removal

    Powder removal from SLS,HSS and MJF parts
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    Print Guides Overview

    Follow our simple Print Guides to help select the best materials and techniques for your project
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    Support Material

    All 3D printing technologies require a support material during the manufacturing process

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.