Metal additive manufacturing systems maker Renishaw (West Dundee, IL) has opened a new Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Center within precision linear and rotary positioning systems manufacturer Ibex Engineering's headquarters in Newbury Park, CA. The Demo Center allows visitors to explore, interact with, and use Renishaw's latest metal additive manufacturing systems.
The center will be equipped to print high-precision titanium (Ti64Al4V) parts on Renishaw's RenAM 500 series of laser-powder-bed-fusion additive manufacturing systems. Ideal for industrial production applications, the RenAM 500 series allows for powder sieving and recirculation to be carried out automatically within the compact system, reducing the need for manual handling and exposure to materials.
Other features of the Demo Center include ancillary elements such as wet downdraft, heat treatment, support, machining and inspection technology, and part removal equipment. These components work in concert with the additive manufacturing system to ensure parts are printed and finished to specifications.
Also available at the site are InfiniAM Central software showcasing additive manufacturing production reporting functionality and QuantAM build preparation software, which allows visitors to work through the development of an additive manufacturing machine build file, including material parameter development.