Renishaw SPRINT scanner
Additive manufacturing pioneer and global metrology specialist Renishaw is set to showcase its advance engineering systems at an upcoming industry event.
The industry giant will be showcasing its new high-speed machine tool scanning system at Southern Manufacturing 2014, which runs from February 12th-13th at FIVE in Farnborough. There, visitors will have the opportunity to see a range of products that could help companies to improve their manufacturing processes, such as gauging systems, machine tool calibration systems, 5-axis measurement systems for CMMs, additive manufacturing systems, and the new SPRINT high speed contact scanning system for machine tools.
Renishaw's SPRINT is a game-changing system, opening up completely new process control opportunities for high-value CNC machine tools. The SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine scanning technology that will deliver a step-change in the benefits of process control, enabling fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.
The Equator versatile inspection system is a radical new alternative to traditional dedicated gauging. Its patented low-cost design, unique in construction and method of operation, is capable of high-speed comparative gauging for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts. It has been developed and proven on the shop floor in collaboration with industry-leading companies in multiple industries and applications.
Visitors to Southern Manufacturing 2014 looking to improve measurement speeds on co-ordinate measuring machines will also be able to see demonstrations of the PH20 5-axis touch-trigger system, which increases touch-trigger CMM throughput up to three times, using fast, infinite, rotary positioning and unique "head touch" capability for high-speed point capture with minimal CMM movement. The PH20 uses 2-axes of head motion to minimise CMM movement and associated dynamic errors at higher measurement speeds. Its unique "inferred calibration" feature determines head orientation and probe position in a single operation, eliminating the need for calibration at each orientation.
Renishaw's laser melting technology will also be featured at Southern Manufacturing 2014.This additive manufacturing system is a pioneering process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fibre laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns.