Global precision engineering and manufacturing technologies company, Renishaw, will display its end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions at the show and demonstrate how they integrate into the end-to-end process chain, as well as insight into how to use AM to support the future of business and sustainability.
On its stand, Renishaw will feature its ultra-high productivity, multi-laser additive manufacturing system, the RenAM 500Q. The system features four high-power 500W lasers, each able to access the whole powder bed surface simultaneously, helping to achieve significantly higher build rates, improve productivity and lower the cost per part.
The system also facilitates build data collection, which manufacturers can use to optimise the manufacturing process and validate that the process and parts meet relevant criteria.
“The show is a great opportunity to highlight how additive manufacturing is increasingly suitable for mass production in a range of industries,” said Louise Callanan, director of additive manufacturing at Renishaw.
“Traditionally, AM was reserved for high value, low volume applications such as producing prototypes or one-off components. As the technology has developed, it can be scaled-up to produce much larger volumes of end-use engineered components which still pass rigorous quality control tests.
“Through our attendance at EMO, we aim to demonstrate how manufacturers can successfully adopt AM as part of their end-to-end manufacturing process. Introducing AM systems, such as the RenAM 500Q, will provide the speed, accuracy and flexibility required to meet demand, while also reducing cost per part and use of resources.”
Additive manufacturing offers scope for reducing both material usage and the potential to decrease the carbon footprint of components without compromising on quality. Most powder not used in the manufacturing process can be collected and recycled, while design for AM allows latticing and lightweighting of parts which is not possible with traditional techniques.
“As part of EMO Hannover’s focus on sustainability this year we also want to demonstrate the role of AM in the future of manufacturing. We hope to share experiences with other manufacturers about the positive steps we can make to meet sustainability goals in manufacturing, both in AM and further afield,” Ms Callanan concludes.
Hall 6, Stand B32