Renishaw expands into US Government market with GSA-approved Additive Manufacturing machines

April 30, 2024

Renishaw has added products to the General Services Administration (Courtesy Renishaw)
Renishaw has added products to the General Services Administration (Courtesy Renishaw)

Renishaw, headquartered in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, UK, has added products to the General Services Administration (GSA) procurement in the USA to help increase the adoption of its Additive Manufacturing systems in American government applications. Renishaw is now officially recognised as a provider of AM solutions to the US federal, state, and local governments. Machine Tools USA has collaborated with Renishaw to assist in the journey of marketing metal AM systems to the US government.

Machine Tools USA’s existing contract with the GSA allows Renishaw AM systems to be included under the multiple awards scheme (MAS) for Additive Manufacturing solutions. The MAS scheme allows government bodies to access commercial products at competitive price points. As part of this, Renishaw AM systems are listed in the GSA eLibrary, a centralised online resource used by federal, state and local governments to assist in the research and identification of businesses that can provide products and services under a GSA contract.

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In order to be eligible, products listed on the GSA procurement system have to meet strict criteria, including commercial availability, competitive pricing and compliance with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), the Buy American Act and environmental and labour standards. Machine Tools USA has been appointed as a distributor of Renishaw’s AM products to the US Government and is intended to help ensure that these products continue to meet these requirements.

“GSA contracts are issued for a 20-year period and we at Machine Tools USA are currently halfway through our second contract, so we understand the value of this agreement,” shared Marianne Ross Burroughs, President at Machine Tools USA. “A GSA contract is a valuable asset to gain access to this market. As we go into the 45th year of our company, we are thrilled to expand our expertise and assist Renishaw in this journey.”

“Adding our equipment to the GSA procurement system is testament to Renishaw’s commitment to provide innovative AM solutions to various applications,” stated John Laureto, AM Business Manager at Renishaw Inc. “Our collaboration with Machine Tools USA has been integral to listing our products under the MAS scheme and we have valued their expertise on this new venture. By helping us meet the stringent criteria for inclusion, the team at Machine Tools USA has helped us showcase the value of our systems for government agencies.”

On the eLibrary, agencies can explore Renishaw’s RenAM 500 series of metal Additive Manufacturing systems, which provide solutions for a range of research and production applications, from a single laser system (RenAM 500S) to a four-laser system (RenAM 500Q). The systems have automatic or flexible (Flex) powder and waste handling and use the same gas flow system, safety features, and precision digital optics for applications ranging from material proof of concept to volume production.

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