Renishaw, the global engineering and technology company headquartered in Gloucestershire, UK, has announced it will be exhibiting in at this year’s TCT Show + Personalize, September 28 – 29, 2016, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. Highlights on the company’s stand will include the RenAM 500M metal Additive Manufacturing system as well as the Robot Bike Company’s R160 mountain bike frame featuring additively manufactured titanium lugs developed in conjunction with Renishaw.
The RenAM 500M metal Additive Manufacturing system is designed for the production of series parts and is installed in Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centres. These new centres form a global network of fully equipped facilities that allow customers to build their knowledge and confidence in metal Additive Manufacturing technology.
The Robot Bike Company’s R160 mountain bike frame is a highly customisable, carbon fibre construction featuring titanium lugs that are manufactured using laser powder bed fusion technology on Renishaw’s metal Additive Manufacturing systems. Renishaw provided its expertise in Additive Manufacturing, machining and metrology to help deliver a high quality bike frame from an initial design concept.
“Renishaw’s heritage of engineering expertise perfectly complements our developments in the field of Additive Manufacturing,” stated Clive Martell, Head of Global Additive Manufacturing at Renishaw. “We work with an impressive range of companies from some of the most progressive industries in the world, including healthcare, dental, aerospace and automotive. The network of Renishaw Solutions Centres will strengthen our position as a partner for innovative manufacturing.”
Visitors can also see demonstrations of Renishaw’s new QuantAM Additive Manufacturing build preparation software. QuantAM is designed specifically for Renishaw AM platforms, allowing tighter integration into the machine control software and the ability to accurately and rapidly review all build files for Renishaw AM systems, including those from third party packages.