One of the keys to greater acceptance and use of additive manufacturing / 3D printing is education–helping those who haven’t been taught how to make the best use of this technology.
Renishaw, an additive manufacturing (AM) systems and software manufacturer and user, recently launched a dedicated AM page on its website. The information hub was developed to educate and inform customers, and the wider engineering community, on the possibilities of additive manufacturing and its business impact. The objective is to increase the use of AM technology in mainstream manufacturing.
Content includes videos, feature articles, industry news, opinion pieces and detailed case studies of successful AM applications. It also contains a collection of technical articles written by Renishaw’s industry experts, including popular AM LinkedIn blogger, Marc Saunders and Lucy Grainger, an expert in metal powders for AM.
Featured on the page is the beginner’s guide to AM, which explains how users can optimize their use of metal AM to take advantage of the design freedom, performance and efficiency of this manufacturing technique. It also explains how understanding the particular AM process characteristics are essential to waste and cost reduction.
“Investing in AM requires time, resources and equipment,” sais Robin Weston, Marketing Manager at Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products Division. “To understand the benefits and develop a reliable and capable process, companies must rigorously assess their operations.
“We want to educate the industry on why to consider AM, when to consider it and what applications are suitable,” continued Weston. “Alongside our knowledge of AM, Renishaw has expertise in precision measurement, machining and finishing. This positions us as the perfect partner for an integrated industrial additive manufacturing solution.”
The Renishaw Group