RAM3D expands capacity with its twelfth metal Additive Manufacturing machine

January 30, 2024

Rapid Advanced Manufacturing has added a RenAM 500Q four-laser Additive Manufacturing machine from Renishaw to its fleet (Courtesy RAM3D)
Rapid Advanced Manufacturing has added a RenAM 500Q four-laser Additive Manufacturing machine from Renishaw to its fleet (Courtesy RAM3D)

Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Ltd (RAM3D), based in Tauranga, New Zealand, has added a twelfth metal Additive Manufacturing machine to its fleet: the RenAM 500Q from Renishaw, headquartered in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, UK. The new Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) machine is RAM3D’s first four-laser machine and will offer high-volume production and versatility.

RAM3D has expanded its fleet of machines since relocating to its new facility in 2016. Then, the company had three Renishaw AM machines and one from Nikon SLM Solutions. Partnering with Renishaw has allowed RAM3D to respond to anticipated customer needs by following a phased rollout of additional metal AM machines over the past eight years.

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“The Renishaw machines offered us the flexibility, openness and easy set up that we were looking for,” the company stated. “We had our own ideas about what we wanted to do in terms of optimising our manufacturing process, and these machines gave us the freedom to implement them.”

The RenAM 500Q, featuring four 500 W lasers, is expected to be commissioned in the next couple of weeks, whereupon RAM3D will test the machine’s performance with its low-angle, no-support builds, including the zero-support, low-angle domes.



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