Latest additive manufacturing case studies.
A spin out from a national research organisation, RAM3D set out to provide a state-of-the-art metal 3D printing service, spanning design, prototyping and ultimately full-scale production. Founded on the core values of collaboration, continuous learning and constant improvement, the company was quick to identify the functional attributes it really needed in its machinery. To establish its high-quality volume manufacturing capability, RAM3D purchased six Renishaw additive manufacturing systems, with the intention to invest in more Renishaw machines in the future.
Bastion Cycles has developed a breakthrough additively manufactured (AM) bike frame described as "the riders holy grail". The company transitioned from outsourcing their AM needs by investing in Renishaw's AM250 system and gaining in-house production capabilities. Customers can configure and completely customise their bike frame directly through Bastion Cycles' website and follow the production process online, from beginning to end.
KOMET® GROUP is using Renishaw metal additive manufacturing technology to produce new ranges of innovative cutting tools. As well as allowing special cutters to be produced more quickly, the use of additive manufacturing enables more complex shapes to be generated, both for the external shape of the tooling and for the internal cooling channels.
Material innovation through metal additive manufacturing: a case study with Uniform Wares and Betatype
Uniform Wares partnered with Betatype to explore the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) technology, pushing the boundaries of design in an industry traditionally centred around heritage. The two companies worked closely together, using Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) principles and AM technology to overcome limitations faced by more traditional manufacturing methods. As a result, they produced a superior quality, mesh 3D printed titanium watch strap which is featured in Uniform Wares' 2019 collection.
Metal additive manufacturing technology from Renishaw has enabled Robot Bike Co. to produce a novel design of mountain bike that can be customised to match the size and riding style of the rider.
The use of cores incorporating conformal cooling in the moulds for its plastic casings has allowed Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co.KG to reduce the cooling time for each part by 55%, giving a huge boost to the company's moulding productivity. The special cores, which were designed by Renishaw, were produced using metal additive manufacturing technology.
Renishaw, the UK's only manufacturer of a metal-based additive manufacturing machine that prints metal parts, has collaborated with a leading British bicycle design and manufacturing company to create the world's first 3D printed metal bike frame.