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New 3D printing technologies centre in Barcelona


The first 3D printing and advanced fabrication centre in southern Europe established by the company Ricoh, a leader in technology and digital transformation, is now operational in Barcelona.

The Ricoh Additive Manufacturing Centre has the capacity to implement comprehensive advanced fabrication and end-to-end prototyping services, with a special focus on developing new materials such as Polypropylene (PP) and Polyamide 6 (PA6GB). It is in fact the first centre in Spain to offer the printing of pieces directly in polypropylene through SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology.

It also boasts latest-generation labs, with three-dimensional measuring robots to validate fabrication and machining and multiaxis numerical control centres, which work by throwing up material from an on-screen simulation of the piece (CAD-CAM).

Located in the Pilot Plant of the CIM at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), it offers businesses and professionals a range of comprehensive 3D printing services that go from an advisory service to design to fabrication and post-processing and which aim to improve manufacturing processes, expand the industry’s possibilities and facilitate knowledge transfer in this field.

The new centre thus reinforces Industry 4.0 competitiveness through the development of products with more added value and with better timescales and production costs, since 3D technology enables mass personalisation at a competitive product cost for the industry, especially in the automotive, aerospace and biomedical fields.


Llorens i Artigas, 12
08028 Barcelona

T/+34 934 017 171

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