Renishaw, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, UK, is set to display its range of Additive Manufacturing solutions at the EMO Hannover 2023 exhibition, taking place in Germany September 18 – 23. Renishaw will demonstrate its Additive Manufacturing capabilities and how they integrate into the end-to-end process chain, as well as insight into how to use AM to support the future of business and sustainability at stand B32 in Hall 6.
The company’s exhibition stand will feature Renishaw’s RenAM 500Q, a system that incorporates four 500 W lasers, each able to access the whole powder bed surface simultaneously, helping to achieve significantly higher build rates, improve productivity and lower the cost per part. The system also facilitates build data collection, enabling manufacturers to optimise the manufacturing process and validate that the process and parts meet relevant criteria.
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“The show is a great opportunity to highlight how Additive Manufacturing is increasingly suitable for mass production in a range of industries,” said Louise Callanan, Director of Additive Manufacturing at Renishaw. “Traditionally, AM was reserved for high value, low volume applications such as producing prototypes or one-off components. As the technology has developed, AM can be scaled-up to produce much larger volumes of end-use engineered components which still pass rigorous quality control tests.”
“By attending EMO we aim to demonstrate how manufacturers can successfully adopt AM as part of their end-to-end manufacturing process. Introducing AM systems, such as the RenAM 500Q, will provide the speed, accuracy and flexibility required to meet demand, while also reducing cost per part and use of resources,” Callanan added.
Additive Manufacturing offers scope for reducing both material usage and the potential to decrease the carbon footprint of components, without compromising on quality. Most powder not used in the manufacturing process can be collected and recycled, whilst design for AM allows latticing and lightweighting of parts which is not possible with traditional techniques.
“As part of EMO Hannover’s focus on sustainability this year we also want to demonstrate the role of AM in the future of manufacturing. We hope to share experiences with other manufacturers about the positive steps we can make to meet sustainability goals in manufacturing, both in AM and further afield,” Callanan concluded.