Renishaw has opened a new Additive Manufacturing center in California

Renishaw has recently announced the opening of a new Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Center in Newbury Park, California. The manufacturer of metal 3D printing systems collaborates with Ibex Engineering to provide its services in that region.

The center is equipped with Renishaw’s RenAM 500 series of laser-powder-bed-fusion AM systems. As a reminder, 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. Discover a full description of this system in the June issue of 3D Adept Mag (Interview section).

Conventional equipment such as wet downdraft, heat treatment, support, machining and inspection technology, and part removal equipment will be found on the site. This set of hardware is used with the AM system to ensure parts are printed and finished to specifications.

Furthermore, the InfiniAM Central software will also be available at the center. It enables AM production reporting functionality and QuantAM build preparation software.

Stephen Anderson (AM Business Development Manager, Renishaw USA) stated, “It’s fantastic to be able to place a metal additive manufacturing production cell within Ibex. Not only does it allow us to showcase our latest technologies, but partnering with Ibex provides us access to an expert manufacturer of precision staging equipment who will utilize the technology to develop innovative products, and drive metal AM into new markets and even wider adoption.”

Andre Perrin (Ibex Engineering CEO) said, “We have been a user of Renishaw’s high precision encoder systems in our products for many years and have a close working relationship. They understand manufacturers and manufacturing, the importance of quality, reliability, and most importantly, service. We are very excited about Renishaw’s approach to metal additive manufacturing and their vision to develop high precision, repeatable machines capable of serial production of parts. We look forward to developing new AM parts for our business and to sharing our knowledge with Renishaw’s visitors.

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