Renishaw will be exhibiting various advanced engineering products at the upcoming Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) 2014 show in Telford, UK.
Renishaw’s exhibits will include its innovative versatile gauging system, as well as examples of 3D printed components produced using its in-house laser melting technology.
Equator, the versatile gauge is a lightweight, fast and highly repeatable gauge offering user-friendly operation. Equator's innovative flexible gauging technology is based on the comparison of production parts to a reference master part, which can greatly increase throughput and reduce scrap rates at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent custom gauging system.
Visitors to Renishaw’s stand at the PDM will also have the chance to discuss additive manufacturing with experts. Being the only UK manufacturer of metal based additive manufacturing machines, Renishaw will be exhibiting samples demonstrating the versatility of the technology.
The AM250 additive manufacturing machines utilise a pioneering process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fibre laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns.
Renishaw’s acquisition in 2013 of LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH, a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing for tool and mould making, allows the company to offer additional additive manufacturing services, including design and simulation, and contract manufacture of metal prototypes and production parts.
PDM 2014 will be held from 18 to 19 June at the Telford International Centre in Telford, UK.