Renishaw, a leading engineering firm, is set to introduce a new metal 3D printing technology at the upcoming Formnext event. This technology builds on the company’s flagship metal powder bed fusion RenAM 500 series and promises reduced build times by up to half, without sacrificing part quality. Renishaw believes that this advancement in productivity will help drive wider industry adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) by addressing the challenge of cost per part. By lowering costs and increasing productivity, Renishaw aims to bring AM to the mainstream and expand the range of viable applications.
In addition to the new metal 3D printing technology, Renishaw will also present a quality toolkit for AM, building on its legacy of quality management and inspection. This toolkit aims to empower users with data, control, and in-process visibility, providing operators with the confidence needed to move forward with AM. Renishaw’s commitment to providing the best possible AM tools and an end-to-end process for industrializing AM for production is evident in its upcoming product offerings.
Visitors to the Formnext event will have the opportunity to see Renishaw’s four-laser RenAM 500Q and the R&D focused RenAM 500 Flex. The company will also showcase several application stories, including a collaboration with Atherton Bikes, where Renishaw’s technology was used to produce parts for the “fastest bike in the world.” Renishaw’s presence at the event demonstrates its dedication to advancing AM technology and driving its adoption across industries.
Overall, Renishaw’s latest metal 3D printing technology and quality management toolkit are poised to bring a step-change in additive manufacturing productivity, making AM more accessible and cost-effective for a wider range of applications.