Mary Ward - EDS PLM Solutions
For Release Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Ricoh Expands use of Solid Edge Software from EDS Leading
printer and copier manufacturer cites ease-of-use and increased
3D design productivity; expects accelerated design and increased
PLANO, Texas - EDS announced today that Ricoh Company Ltd.,
one of the world's leading suppliers of office automation
equipment, has expanded its use of Solid Edge® software for
the computer-aided design (CAD) of printers and copiers at
its manufacturing facilities in Japan and other global locations.
Ricoh selected Solid Edge based on its ease of use and increased
3D capabilities. With its recent expansion, Ricoh is now using
over 100 Solid Edge licenses.
felt Solid Edge would help us move more quickly to 3D technology
than any other system available," said Satoh Toshiaki,
Manager, Ricoh Development Process Innovation Department.
"We have successfully trained more than 250 engineers
at Ricoh to work with Solid Edge."
Solid Edge is being used for the design and manufacturing
of Ricoh's latest line of market-leading printers and copiers,
including state-of-the-art multifunctional products that provide
print, fax and scanning functionality.
Ricoh engineers also have applauded new CAD innovations following
their hands-on testing last month of Solid Edge Version 12.
"We originally selected Solid Edge because of its usability,"
said Ricoh Research and Development Engineer Etsuro Kuretani.
"Version 12 again validates that choice by providing
an easy-to-use 3D wiring design capability for our printers
and copiers. Currently, we must add wiring into the 2D drawing
after the product is mostly designed. Now we can save significant
time by including wiring and checking for interferences with
other parts as a natural step throughout the 3D design process."
Solid Edge (www.solidedge.com) from EDS is a powerful 3D CAD
software that can reduce manufacturing companies' time to
market by 50 percent. The exclusive Solid Edge Design with
Insight knowledge-sharing technology embeds design process
management capabilities directly within CAD to provide better
quality products, lower costs and shorter delivery cycles.
Solid Edge designers at thousands of companies worldwide,
including Alcoa, NEC Engineering and Volvo, easily and quickly
create, capture and share product knowledge across the entire
engineering organization. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes
more than 150 integrated engineering software applications
and computer hardware solutions.
Ricoh Company Ltd. is one of the world's leading suppliers
of office automation equipment, including copiers, facsimile
machines, data processing systems, optical disk drives and
related supplies. The Company is also renowned for its state-of-the-art
electronic devices and photographic equipment. Ricoh is consolidating
its traditional areas of strength through digital and color
technologies to build the image processing equipment and systems
that are increasingly crucial to the creative needs of today's
networked offices. To remain at the forefront of change, Ricoh
maintains a fully integrated research and development structure
that has accelerated the introduction of innovative, competitive
products to the marketplace.
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
implementation, business transformation and operational solutions
for clients managing the business and technology complexities
of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world's best
technologies to address critical client business imperatives.
It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new
ways, establish their customers' trust and continuously seek
improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary,
A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and governments
in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in
2001. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Learn
more at eds.com.
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