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Renishaw to exhibit at MACH 2012

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Renishaw will be exhibiting its range of precision engineering technologies at Mach 2012, being held from 16 April to 20 April 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Renishaw will be showcasing new products such as the Equator - the versatile gauge, and laser melting systems for creating complex parts in a variety of metals, using an additive manufacturing process.

Equator gauging system

A radical new alternative to traditional dedicated gauging, Equator features a patented low-cost design and is capable of high-speed comparative gauging for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts.

Developed by working closely with automotive, aerospace and medical gauging users alongside their manufacturing machines, Equator is a lightweight, fast and highly repeatable gauge that operators can use with ‘push-button' simplicity. Equator can switch between parts in seconds and is perfect for flexible manufacturing processes or accepting parts from multiple machines.

Laser melting systems

Showcasing its range of additive manufacturing technologies for the first time at MACH, Renishaw will exhibit laser melting systems, which utilise a pioneering, additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fibre laser.

PH20 5-axis probe for CMMs

The PH20 five-axis touch-trigger system increases touch-trigger CMM throughput up to three times, using fast, infinite, rotary positioning and unique ‘head touch’ capability for high-speed point capture with minimal CMM movement.

Its unique ‘inferred calibration’ feature determines head orientation and probe position in a single operation, eliminating the need for calibration at each orientation.

CMM retrofits and software

Visitors to the Renishaw stand at MACH 2012 will see details of its certified coordinate measuring machine (CMM) retrofits, which upgrade existing machines to state-of-the-art capabilities including REVO five-axis ultra-high-speed scanning.

The Renishaw Retrofit service enables manufacturers to raise CMM throughput by factors of four, five and more, increase measurement automation, collect more data points for form measurement, and utilise open source software and future probing technology developments.

Renishaw Oceania  represents the Renishaw Group in Australia.

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