Oct 12, 2017 | By Tess

Hot on the heels of the IN(3D)USTRY and TCT Show 3D printing events, UK-based metal 3D printing leader Renishaw is already gearing up for the third annual formnext 2017, an industrial 3D printing showcase held in Frankfurt each November. According to the company, it plans to unveil its newest products, including the RenAM 500Q four-laser additive manufacturing system, at the event.

Renishaw says its new RenAM 500Q metal 3D printing system is capable of speeds four times faster than its predecessors (four lasers=four times the productivity) and will enable manufacturers to reduce the manufacturing costs per part all while maintaining the precision and quality of its single-laser counterparts.

“Multiple-laser technology in a small footprint will broaden the appeal of additive manufacturing in new markets and applications,” commented Robin Weston, Marketing Manager at Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products Division. “The technology is moving towards applications where it’s not just the technical benefits of AM that are attractive but also the production economics of using it in a serialized manufacturing process for high-quality components.”

In addition to introducing its new RenAM 500Q metal 3D printer at formnext 2017, Renishaw will also be showcasing its new InfiniAM Central and InfiniAM Spectral 3D printing process monitoring systems, which are “fully developed and manufactured in-house”.

These two technologies, part of Renishaw’s InifiniAM suite, integrate a chamber camera, synchronous sensing of laser power, galvo position, and multi-spectral metal pool sensing to give manufacturers the data they need to monitor and keep their prints consistent.

According to the company, InfiniAM Central and InfiniAM Spectral will give crucial feedback to manufacturers about how their 3D printing systems are functioning. Data will be based on melt-pool characteristics, how a part is built up in the chamber, and more.

formnext attendees will also be able to get a glimpse of Renishaw’s new High Temperature Build Volume technology, which it describes as “a new technology that enables manufacturers to build components from materials that are not currently feasible.” According to Renishaw, this technology will allow for the production of “bulkier parts” while reducing the risk of thermal stress effects.

Finally, the UK-based 3D printing company will also be featuring a number of demonstrations for its next-gen automation ideas as well as showcasing new updates for its QuantAM build preparation software.

formnext 2017 is being held in Frankfurt, Germany from November 14 to 17. Renishaw invites visitors to check out its new offerings and technologies at its booth located in Hall 3.1, Stand E68.

 

 

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