Metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) systems
Renishaw additive manufacturing systems use metal powder bed fusion technology to build complex components direct from digital CAD files.
Benefits of additive manufacturing (AM)
- Component weight reduction - only build material where required for optimised part geometry
- Rapid design iterations
- Bespoke or customised items
- Multiple part consolidation
- Reduce tooling costs
- Build complex geometries such as thin walls, lattices and internal features
- Increased design freedom - AM is not constrained by traditional design rules
Inert gas atmosphere
Class leading inert atmosphere and minimal gas consumption
Renishaw's patented class leading inert atmosphere generation works by first creating a vacuum before back filling with high purity argon gas. This method ensures a high quality build environment as well as minimal argon usage for atmosphere generation. It is suitable for all qualified metals including titanium and aluminium.
Gas consumption is further minimised by the use of a fully sealed and welded chamber that also contributes to robustness.
Open material parameters
Renishaw follows an open parameter ethos, providing our customers with freedom to optimise machine settings to suit the material being processed and the user's specific geometry.
Safe powder handling
All Renishaw AM systems benefit from our patented SafeChange™ filter and system powder handling via the glove box, helping to minimise user contact with materials and process emissions. Our industrial manufacturing system, the RenAM 500M further benefits from automated powder sieving and recirculation.