Metal 3D printing
Renishaw is a systems manufacturer and solutions provider for additive manufacturing (AM).
Additive manufacturing with Renishaw
Renishaw is a leading manufacturer of advanced metal additive manufacturing systems and expert provider of customer-tailored solutions.
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 the industrial and healthcare sectors. Find out more about additive manufacturing systems and services for your industry...
What is AM?
Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, creates a three-dimensional part from a digital file.
Thin layers of material are used to create complex shapes which cannot be produced by 'traditional' techniques such as casting, forging and machining.
AM provides new design possibilities, including opportunities to combine multiple components in production, minimise material use and reduce tooling costs.
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).
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 bureau's 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.
Manufacturers and subcontractors
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.