To accelerate the adoption of laser powder bed fusion for series production applications, engineering company Renishaw (Wotton-under-Edge, England) has expanded its global network of additive manufacturing Solutions Centres. The company has opened facilities in Barcelona, Spain and Torino, Italy to allow local companies to access its equipment and expertise at a fixed and predictable cost.
Launched in 2016, Renishaw's Solutions Centres enable businesses a secure development environment to build their knowledge and confidence using additive manufacturing technology. The facilities are equipped with the latest additive manufacturing systems, including Renishaw’s multilaser machines, alongside all the metrology, finishing and machining equipment required to make a functional part.
The interior of one of Renishaw's additive manufacturing Solutions Centres is shown.
Users of the company's Solutions Centres run projects to build their knowledge of the additive manufacturing process, understand the product performance impact, and assess the capability and costs of the technology. The centers are staffed by local additive manufacturing specialists, who work closely with customers on the engineering projects. The company offers support throughout the investigation and business case development process, so companies can optimize their designs and gain the required evidence to make investment decisions.
The company has invested significantly in its subsidiary network, which comprises over 70 offices in 36 countries. It has recently expanded to new, larger locations in Barcelona and Torino, which has enabled the establishment of the new Solutions Centres that join those already operational in India, Canada, the U.S., China, Germany, and the UK.
For more information, please visit www.renishaw.com/solutionscentres.