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Remember remember the 5th of November…..

It might be Bonfire Night for the UK, but one thing that won’t be burning next Thursday is the groundbreaking SLS thermoset parts being showcased by TIGER Coatings and Ricoh 3D in their new webinar series.

Ricoh 3D has partnered with TIGER’s TIGITAL®​​​​​​​ 3D-Set​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ team to make flame retardant thermoset materials commercially available for Selective Laser Sintering.

The breakthrough move, which was announced at Formnext last year, combines TIGER’s specialist materials portfolio with Ricoh’s print expertise to extend the application field for the automotive, electrical, transportation and aerospace industries.

After months of stringent tests and assessments, the materials are now fully validated and ready to be deployed for end-parts.

Ricoh 3D and TIGER are hosting a joint webinar on November 5, 2pm to 3pm GMT, for anyone interested in seeing some of the extraordinary thermal and mechanical advantages in action, and learning more about the product mix available.

To secure a place on the webinar, register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9128600042382270220

Speakers will include Dr Enrico Gallino (Material Specialist, Ricoh 3D), Mark Dickin (AM & Moulding Engineering Manager, Ricoh 3D), Dr Baris Kaynak (Product Manager, TIGER) and Thomas Wagner (Global Manager Transportation, TIGER).

Enrico said: “We look forward to explaining how these ground-breaking materials can disrupt the marketplace by reducing development cycles and achieving more efficient production.

“This webinar will look at how the eco-system between a material innovator and a print service specialist can produce functional end-use parts from small batches up to serial production.

“We’ll explore the differences between thermoplastic and thermoset and discover how SLS printing using thermoset produces stable, high quality parts with a shrinkage less than 1% and adjustable flame retardant properties up to UL94 V0.”

Thermoset materials remain in a permanent solid state, demonstrating outstanding isotropic performance. They can be used to create flame retardant parts that, unlike thermoplastics, offer low smoke formation, no polymer melt-dropping and self-extinguishing behaviour.

These characteristics make the materials perfect for use in industries such as electrical, rail, automotive and aerospace where most, if not all,  components must be fire-proof.

The partnership further increases the capabilities of Ricoh’s 3D printing services and range of in-house technologies, including Selective Laser Sintering and Multi Jet Fusion.

This is supported by a complementary range of team specialisms including material characterisation, design consultation, metrology and post-processing.

Ricoh is a true end-to-end manufacturer, taking products through their full development cycle – whether it’s one or one million parts.

For more information, visit www.rapidfab.ricoh-europe.com

|About TIGER|

TIGER Coatings was founded in 1930 from a paint shop and today is an internationally active family owned and professionally run business with 8 production sites worldwide, 3 research & development centers and a sales network in about 50 countries. Headquartered in Wels, Austria, the company generated sales of 300 million euros in 2019 with 1,260 TIGERs (employees).

The high-quality coating solutions from TIGER – powder coating and digital inks for industrial printing systems – guarantee long-term value retention and are used, for example, on facades, car wheels, furniture, refrigerators or machines. With TIGITAL® 3D-Set, TIGER drives innovation and offers completely new thermoset materials for SLS 3D printing.

For further information, please visit: www.tigital-3dset.com

|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.rapidfab.ricoh-europe.com

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