Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print’ parts from metal powder.
The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 33 countries, with around 4,000 employees worldwide. Around 2,600 people are employed within the UK where the company carries out the majority of its research and development and its manufacturing.
Renishaw’s key focus within the AMAZE project has been:
- WP3 – Development of higher power laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) machine, RenAM 500M, and also of
multiple laser melting systems to enable increases in build speed. Renishaw was also involved in powder
characterisation and mechanical testing of AM parts.
- WP5 – WP coordinator; adaptronics, in-situ sensors, NDT and metrology.
- WP7 – Scale-up support to the four pilot-scale AM factories, involving laser powder bed AM; to include APOD
demonstrator parts manufacture.
- WP11 – General involvement in PR and dissemination activities.
Competences: metrology, 3D-scanning, laser additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, powder bed techniques.