Hypermetal installs Renishaw RenAM500E to expand AM production capacity

October 6, 2020

Afonso Nogueira, Hypermetal’s CEO, with the company’s new Renishaw RenAM500E metal AM machine (Courtesy Hypermetal)

Hypermetal, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, reports that it has increased its Additive Manufacturing capacity with the addition of a new Renishaw RenAM500E metal AM machine.

With a build volume of 250 x 250 x 350 mm and a 500 W laser, the Renishaw RenAM500E is said to offer a significant upgrade to the company’s existing production capacity. The laser, along with its improved gas flow system, allows Hypermetal to produce parts with thicker layers, optimising productivity, and use continuous laser beam parameters, ensuring consistent high-quality processing.

Located in the north of Portugal, Hypermetal was founded in 2016, and is said to be the first in its region to offer metal Additive Manufacturing capabilities. The addition of the new AM machine is expected to increase the company’s production capacity by 40%.

Afonso Nogueira, Hypermetal’s CEO, stated, “We are mostly active in the plastic injection moulds industry, providing inserts with conformal cooling channels. The new machine will be working exclusively with tool steel for this segment, where its technical characteristics translate in higher quality and lower costs for our clients.”

Nogueira added, “Having a furnace for heat treatment and CNC machining capacity, we provide a turnkey solution for pure sintered inserts or hybrid inserts – printing on top of a machined base. The rest of the production is focused on stainless steel and aluminium parts.”



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