Renishaw is set to showcase new additive manufacturing products at formnext powered by tct including two new metal 3D printing systems and a new build preparation software package.
On its main stand in Hall 3.1, E60, the company will be exhibiting as Renishaw plc., and on stand D78 as Renishaw LBC Engineering.
Just 12 months ago Renishaw gave hinted towards a big new machine launch with the introduction of EVO Project. Now the fruits of that project are finally being unveiled as the RenAM 500M industrial metal additive manufacturing system. Fully designed and engineered in-house to be used for serialised production, the RenAM 500M builds complex metal components directly from CAD using metal powder fusion technology. Highlights of the system include a Renishaw designed and engineered optical system with dynamic focussing; automated powder sieving and recirculation; 500 W ytterbium fibre laser and patented high capacity dual filter SafeChange™ system.
Formnext also sees the launch of the AM400 flexible metal additive manufacturing system. This new model is a development of Renishaw’s popular AM250 platform. It includes all the advantages of the latest machine updates with larger SafeChange filter, improved control software, revised gas flow and window protection system, and a new 400 W optical system that gives a reduced laser beam diameter of 70 micrometres.
As am official supplier to Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team and member of its Technical Innovation Group (TIG), Renishaw will use a metal 3D printed part for the T2 racing yacht to demonstrate how an additive metal part moves through an integrated, full production process chain.
Other stand highlights include Renishaw’s new global network of Solutions Centres and a live demonstration of the company’s capability in delivering comprehensive solutions for manufacturing and process control. The global engineering company recently announced the launch of its Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centres where manufacturers will benefit from dedicated incubator cells equipped with Renishaw AM systems. Customers can run an evaluation project to assess how AM might benefit their company with the support of Renishaw engineers. The aim is to provide an insight into the technical and commercial benefits of AM and ultimately to provide the evidence to support investment in metal additive manufacturing technology.
Also debuting on the stand will be QuantAM, a software package used for build file preparation and is designed specifically for the company’s additive manufacturing systems.