Ricoh 3D has confirmed it will take part in Backing Britain Live 2020, an online business festival run by the Made in Group.

The fortnight-long event intends to promote the best in British manufacturing and will feature a host of events including webinars, conferences, round-table discussions and a virtual exhibition hall comprising booths, interactive seminar rooms and networking areas.

From from 17 – 28 August Ricoh will showcase its full range of additive manufacturing services and provide businesses with insights into how 3D printing can have a positive impact on manufacturing processes, including reducing time to market and increasing flexibility in design and production.

The Telford-based company will demonstrate its full portfolio of hardware, which includes SLS, MJF, FDM, and a range of technical services and back office technology which provides the flexibility to test and develop new materials and to create non-standard parts.

There will also be the opportunity to explore Ricoh 3D’s post processing solutions and metrology capabilities, as well as talk to the team about the material characterisation, design support and quality assurance services available.

Mark Dickin, additive manufacturing and moulding engineering lead at Ricoh 3D, said, ‘We are excited to be featuring at such an innovative event. We normally have a very busy schedule of shows and exhibitions in the UK and across Europe each year but that has been decimated overnight by the Covid-19 outbreak.

‘We have embraced the digital opportunities available to replace the traditional events, including staging our own virtual tour and webinar, and are working to maintain contact with manufacturing businesses across a range of sectors which could benefit from utilising 3D printing – now more than ever.

‘We look forward to engaging with a range of manufacturers at the event next month, it’s time for the industry to embrace chance and be enthusiastic in the face of new ways of working.’