Renishaw will be showcasing a range of advanced engineering technologies at Southern Manufacturing 2013.
One of the technologies on display will be Renishaw's versatile gauge, Equator, which rapidly collects thousands of data points and enables the comparative measurement of high volume manufactured parts. Capable of switching between parts in seconds, Equator gauges are ideal for flexible manufacturing processes or accepting parts from multiple machines.
Renishaw will also be displaying the AM250 laser melting system, which uses a pioneering additive manufacturing 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.
The PH20 5-axis touch-trigger system for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), also on show increases touch-trigger probing throughput up to three times, using fast, infinite, rotary positioning and unique ‘head touch’ capability for high-speed point capture.
Renishaw's new XR20-W rotary axis calibration system, which works with the market-leading XL-80 laser interferometer system, allows the measurement of rotary axis positional accuracy to within 1 arc second.
Southern Manufacturing 2013 will be held in Farnborough, UK on 13 – 14 February 2013.
represents the Renishaw Group in Australia.