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2017-11-14

Ricoh Sverige AB: BASF and Ricoh announce partnership for Additive Manufacturing innovation

RICOH AM S5500P capabilities to extend for wider range of end-use
parts

Ricoh Europe, London, 14 November 2017 - BASF, the world's leading
chemical company, and Ricoh, the leading technology supplier in the
field of laser sintering machines for 3D printing of plastic powders,
are evolving their Additive Manufacturing capabilities through a
development partnership.

BASF and Ricoh are collaborating on materials, processing and
application development to bring further innovation to the market.

The partnership also includes development of new materials for the
RICOH AM S5500P, which has been installed by BASF in its 3D-P
Application Technology Center in Heidelberg. The agreement will
increase the capabilities of the high-end plastic sintering
production machines.

Greg Plowman, Director of Ricoh Europe's European Additive
Manufacturing Business Group said: "The wider success of the AM
market in the coming years rests on the crucial advances made in
material sciences. These improvements will pave the way for creative
implementations in new verticals and industries. By partnering with
BASF as one of the largest material manufacturers in the world, we
can jointly enhance our development expertise to meet specific and
advanced customer requirements for end-use parts."

Dr. Dirk Simon, Global Business Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions
GmbH commented: "This partnership brings together Ricoh's status as a
renowned SLS hardware manufacturer with our expertise on materials
and their applications for series production. This collaboration will
enable our customers to expand into industrial usage of Additive
Manufacturing while enjoying increased productivity and more
efficient working."

Meet the experts during formnext

Both companies will attend formnext - the leading trade fair for
Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent
manufacturing solutions - which takes place at the Messe Frankfurt,
Germany from 14-17 November. Ricoh's AM experts will be at Hall 3.0,
Stand D20 throughout the event, with BASF representatives at Hall
3.1, Stand F20.

-Ends-

För ytterligare information, kontakta:
Ricoh Sverige AB
Rikard Lenander
Marketing Director
Tel: 08-734 33 00
E-post: rikard.lenander@ricoh.se
www.ricoh.se (https://www.ricoh.se/index.html)

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|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, 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 2017, Ricoh Group had
worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.se
(https://www.ricoh.se/index.html)

|About BASF 3D-Printing Solutions|

BASF 3D-Printing Solutions (B3DPS), headquartered in Heidelberg,
Germany, is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focusses
on establishing and expanding the business with materials, system
solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. It
works in agile, startup-like structures for serving customers in the
dynamic 3D-Printing markets. To develop sustainable solutions B3DPS
works closely with BASF`s global research platforms and application
engineers in the divisions. In addition, B3DPS cooperates with
research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners.

Further information at www.basf-new-business.com
(https://www.basf.com/de/en/company/about-us/companies/BASF-New-Business-...)

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