Here Ricoh will focus on factory automation, the smart factory, track and trace, integrated industrial innovations and specific industrial verticals, especially automotive and healthcare.
Not to be missed
- Demonstrations of a wide of live applications in packaging , robotics and manufacturing
- Solutions for Additive Manufacturing, Optics, Electronics, IMS, Industrial Inkjet
- The Rapid Fab Lab will be running Live Master Classes for key clients on demand.
Ricoh 3D printer AM S5500P supports high functional materials and able to create large parts all at once
Leapfrog Creator 3D Printer
3D printed mechanism
Variety of 3D printed samples
Technologies on display will include Additive Manufacturing and robotics as well as a number of other Ricoh innovations including in the field of inkjet head development.
Joseph Ryan Business Development Manager Inkjet Technology Division, Ricoh Printing Systems America
New teeth, bespoke hearing aids and possibly even new shoes.
These are all some of the items that can be 3D printed by the Objet system that is proving to be a real crowd pleaser in Ricoh’s Innovation Zone. In this zone Ricoh is showing a range of new ground-breaking technologies under development including clickable paper.
The solution is using the latest in Ricoh inkjet head technology and Joseph Ryan has been talking to visitors about the technology. They have been keen to learn more about the opportunities it can open up for them as they look for more ways to take their business beyond traditional print.
Set of teeth created using 3D printing technology
Many are enthralled by his story of how 3-D printing was used to re-create the skulls of co-joined twins. This enabled a dry run of the life-saving operation they needed to undergo so the surgeons could identify the best procedure. The result was a dramatically reduced time on the operating table.
Joseph is based in LA and travels the world looking for OEM partners interested in harnessing the latest development in inkjet head technology developed by Ricoh’s creative research and development teams.
A CEBIT veteran this is Joseph’s first drupa and he was amazed at the scale of the event and the size of stands like Ricoh’s. He was however, very pleased to see so many visitors interested in new ways to transform their business.