Renishaw NC4 system helping to reduce downtime on Hope Technology’s Matsuura machine (jpg)

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In 2013, Renishaw produced the world’s first 3D printed metal bicycle frame for UK company, Empire Cycles. The pedal cranks and other components used to create the fully built bike were produced using more conventional machining processes, at Barnoldswick based Hope Technology. In its high-tech, high-volume production factory, the company employs Renishaw’s non-contact tool setting and breakage detection technology, CMM contact scanning probes and modular fixturing to maximise machine up-time and to ensure consistent component precision.

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