Metal 3D printing
What is AM?
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is a process used to create three-dimensional parts from a digital file. It usually involves building up, or solidifying, thin layers of material to create complete parts. The technology is able to produce complex shapes which cannot be produced by 'traditional' techniques such as casting, forging and machining. Additive manufacturing introduces new design possibilities, including opportunities to combine multiple components in production, minimise material use and reduce tooling costs.
We design and manufacture additive manufacturing systems for manufacturing components in a variety of metals using a process called metal powder bed fusion (or laser melting). Our expertise in process development and our experience in using the technology in our own manufacturing operations enable us to provide turn-key and optimised additive manufacturing solutions for a broad range of applications in industrial and healthcare sectors. Find out more about additive manufacturing systems and services for your industry...
Where we specialise
Improving the predictability of additive manufacturing to create a consistent and stable process boosts process throughput and the delivery of functional parts.
When you own or operate an AM system, you are responsible for safety. With Renishaw, you can be confident that you have chosen a supplier whose equipment meets the highest standards, so that your processes and procedures offer appropriate levels of protection.
Our additive manufacturing (AM) solutions enable the production of lattice structures, and part consolidation for lightweighting, complex internal galleries to optimise fluid flow, and design for AM (including topological optimisation).
Renishaw Solutions Centres provide a secure development environment in which you can build your knowledge and confidence using additive manufacturing technology.
How can we help you?
Rapid prototyping bureaus
Providing versatile systems to enable you to consult, design and build precision finished parts from a variety of materials for your customers. Renishaw's end-to-end solutions enhance any additive manufacturing service bureaus capabilities.
Product owners and designers
Metal additive manufacturing allows metal parts to be built without the need for traditional tooling and with few limitations in geometry. Equally, it is complementary to traditional subtractive methods and can be readily integrated into existing production operation.
Research and education
Renishaw partners with many universities, researchers and academic institution on metal additive manufacturing projects.
The open parameter ethos for materials used on our systems helps to encourage development of parameters for new materials.
Production manufacturers and sub-contractors
Developing additive manufacturing capabilities can be the natural next step in developing your company's manufacturing capabilities.
Renishaw is an experienced adopter of additive manufacturing as a complementary process to its conventional manufacturing operations, and can provide expert advice to help in your adoption of additive manufacturing.
Renishaw's in-house finance options are simple and competitively priced, enabling you to choose the most appropriate solution for your business.
Fixed monthly costs to match your cashflow requirements.
A hire purchase/capital lease agreement with Renishaw provides all the benefits of ownership without the initial capital outlay. After a deposit you pay regular instalments covering capital repayment, interest and maintenance.
Operating lease for additive manufacturing equipment
Low monthly payments, no disposal worries and a purchase option at the end of the agreement. An operating lease gives you maximum flexibility.