Renishaw Spotlights Process Control and Additive Manufacturing Solutions
Renishaw Inc. can be found in two locations here at IMTS. According to Jeff Seliga, marketing manager, the company is focusing primarily on its expertise in smart factory process control and additive manufacturing solutions—both hot topics in manufacturing today.
Quality Assurance – Booth 135509
On display at Renishaw’s main booth in the Quality Assurance pavilion is a high-productivity machining cell, featuring fully-integrated process control. Attendees can see how high levels of automation and connectivity can be incorporated into CNC machining operations to improve productivity and process capability.
It is also the place to see new advancements to Renishaw products like the Equator gaging system. The new Equator 500 gives users more flexibility in a wider range of applications for larger parts. The new IPC (intelligent process control) software automates process control and offset correction directly from any Equator gage to the CNC machine.
The latest developments in other Renishaw software, like MODUS 2 software for CMMs and Equator gaging systems, smartphone apps for on-machine probing and CNC controller-based apps for probing and reporting, are also on display.
Additive Manufacturing – Booth 431607
In the 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing pavilion, Renishaw is showcasing its latest AM system and software. The new multi-laser RenAM 500Q increases productivity in the most commonly-used machine platform size. The company’s suite of AM software includes QuantAM build preparation software, InfiniAM Central remote process monitoring, and InfiniAM Spectral for live feedback on energy input and emissions from the AM build process.
When it comes to the manufacture of jigs, fixtures and assembly tools, time-to-market for new products can be reduced, overall costs can be saved and the quality of the resulting components/production can increase with the use of additive fabrication—laser sintering and fused deposition modeling.
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