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Renishaw promotes industrial applications of additive manufacturing

September 2016

Renishaw, one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, will present the latest thinking and developments in metal additive manufacturing (AM) at the 2016 Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC), September 13-14, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Marc Saunders, Director of Renishaw's Global Solutions Centres will deliver a talk on industrialising additive manufacturing at 11am, on Wednesday 14th September, Room W375B. Marc will explore the chains of linked processes and tools that are required to create an integrated manufacturing process with AM at its heart, and the controls that must be employed to make AM a mainstream manufacturing process.

This year's AMC is co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), where Renishaw will be exhibiting its additive manufacturing systems and metrology products on Booth E-5509.

The goal of the AMC is to help manufacturers and design engineers understand how they can use AM technology in a traditional manufacturing facility. The event features the latest developments in the processes, applications, materials and specifications unique to AM.

Renishaw designs and manufactures advanced metal additive manufacturing systems in-house and is an experienced user of additive manufacturing in its own product development. The company works closely with industry to help lower the entry barriers to additive manufacturing via its international network of Solutions Centres. Here companies who are considering adopting AM as a production process can gain hands-on experience with the technology and understand how it may best fit into their own manufacturing chains. Renishaw has Solutions Centres operating in Canada, the United Kingdom, India and Shanghai with Chicago and further centres opening later this year.

"Metal additive manufacturing is an increasingly attractive proposition for many industrial companies," explains Marc Saunders. "Renishaw's Solutions Centres provide cost-effective access to metal additive manufacturing machinery, facilities and expertise, within a secure and confidential environment for companies exploring the potential of AM for their own innovative products."

Marc Saunders has over 25 years' experience in high tech manufacturing and precision engineering and has worked extensively in the space sector. Marc played an integral part in the development of Renishaw's award-winning RAMTIC automated machining platform and he has delivered turnkey metrology solutions to customers in the aerospace sector.