Renishaw to showcase metal additive manufacturing applications at TCT Show

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Renishaw will showcase a number of applications to demonstrate the capabilities of its metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology at the upcoming TCT Show.

The company will spotlight Domin Fluid Power’s direct drive valves which were manufactured on the RenAM 500Q platform in a smaller size and in a significantly reduced timeframe, as well as Brunel University’s Formula Student race car, the BR-XX, and its 3D printed manifold part produced on the same machine.

Meanwhile, another user of Renishaw’s additive manufacturing technology, Atherton Bikes, will discuss its experience with 3D printing technology on the TCT Summit stage on Wednesday 25th September at 11.15am. Co-founder Ben Farmer will detail how the company is combining the latest manufacturing technologies with the expertise of some of the most successful mountain bikers. Between them, Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton have dozens of winners’ medals from World Cups, World Championships and national competitions, and now they are committed to bettering the development of bikes.

Atherton Bikes has been working with Renishaw to additively manufacture titanium lugs for its bike frames at Renishaw’s Staffordshire Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre. In time, production will be transferred to Atherton Bikes to oversee in-house. At TCT Show, Farmer will tell the story so far.

“Multi-laser AM is changing the way that the technology is used,” commented Robin Weston, Marketing Manager of Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products Division. “The rapid production time, coupled with unsurpassed process stability enabled with RenAM 500Q, has made it popular in applications where quality is paramount and production speed matters, either to hit a deadline or support a profitable business case or both. Atherton Bikes and Brunel Racing are just two examples of where highly productive metal AM has improved the performance of racing equipment, while streamlining the manufacturing process.”

Renishaw will be exhibiting on Stand D100 at TCT Show, which runs from September 24-26 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. Registration for TCT Show and TCT Summit is now open.

Source: tctmagazine

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