Lady’s head and teeth
The female mannequin’s head was printed with SLS technology in polypropylene material on a Ricoh AMS5500P. The teeth were printed with MultiJet technology in VisiJet M2 RWT Plastic Material – Rigid White.
The Ricoh AM S5500P comes with a maximum building envelope from 550 x 550 x 500 (LxBxH/mm) and distinguishes itself with an open parameter system and the ability to process materials at elevated temperatures (up to 210 C°).
For the Family of the Future project it was decided to print the head in Polypropylene material which has never seen elongation properties that can be established with Additive Manufacturing.
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For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras and industrial systems. Today, Ricoh is drawing on its heritage and expertise to become a leading innovator is the disruptive arena of Additive Manufacturing.
The AM S5500P machine is available in Europe since November 2015 and immediately found its way to leading Automotive companies such as Daimler and Volkswagen.
RICOH commits to further develop more unique materials for Powder Bed Fusion (Laser Sintering) technology as well as new hardware innovations.