Renishaw goes big on nanofiber
To help with ongoing personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, Ontario-based nanofiber manufacturer, BIG-nano, has collaborated with Renishaw to create a local supply chain for protective masks using additive manufacturing (AM). BIG-nano developed a fine liquid blowing technique for the production of nanofiber, allowing it to more easily scale production at affordable costs. Renishaw used one of its RenAM 500Q system located in Canada to build a novel titanium nozzle for the liquid blowing process, capable of producing N99 quality fabric, while reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
- Renishaw goes big on nanofiber [886kB]
- Renishaw goes big on nanofiber [104kB]
- John Rawlins, co-founder of BIG-nano inspecting the Poly (vinyl alcohol) nonwoven fibre mat [2.3MB]
- RenAM 500Q angled view BIG-nano [5.2MB]
- Renishaw’s REVO® 5-axis system is used for the fast and accurate inspection of the new nozzle design [2.5MB]
- The nozzle being printed on a RenAM 500Q system [124kB]
- 3D printed nozzle [1006kB]
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