As an official supplier to Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team and a 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.
Early next year, the company will share its expertise through Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centers, which will house dedicated incubator cells equipped with Renishaw AM systems. Customers can run an evaluation project to assess how AM might benefit their company. A key emphasis of the centers will be on knowledge and skills transfer. The goal 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.
The systems from Renishaw include:
RenAM 500M industrial metal additive manufacturing system (initially introduced as EVO Project)
Fully designed and engineered in-house to be used for serialized production, this machine builds complex metal components directly from CAD using metal powder fusion technology. Highlights include an engineered optical system with dynamic focusing; automated powder sieving and recirculation; 500 W ytterbium fiber laser and patented high capacity dual filter SafeChange system.
AM 400 metal additive manufacturing system
The AM400 flexible metal additive manufacturing system is a development of the 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.
QuantAM file preparation software
QuantAM is software used for build file preparation specifically for Renishaw additive manufacturing systems.