QMT News: August 2011
Renishaw to exhibit additive manufacturing system at TCT Live
In Hall 3A, Stand E16 at the TCT live exhibition, Renishaw will be demonstrating its SLM125 and SLM250 Selective Laser Melting (SLM) systems, which utilise a pioneering, additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fibre laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns.

Renishaw will also erenishawAdditivexhibit Equator, the first product in its new gauging line, which is a new alternative to traditional gauging systems. Its patented low-cost design, unique in construction and method of operation, is capable of high-speed comparative gauging for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts.

Equator has been conceived and developed by working closely with automotive, aerospace and medical gauging users, alongside their manufacturing machines. The result is a lightweight, fast and highly repeatable gauge that operators can use with ‘push-button' simplicity. Equator can switch between parts in seconds, perfect for flexible manufacturing processes or accepting parts from multiple machines.

Also at TCT Live will be a nylon vacuum casting machine, which enables the manufacture of high quality, colour matched parts in glass filled nylon. Components are gas and water tight, suitable for crash testing, and are chemically resistant; resulting in the manufacture of high performance polymer components in nylon PA6 for a range of demanding applications.

TCT Live 2011 will be held 27-29 September 2011 at the NEC, Birmingham UK

QMT magazine is a media partner with TCT Live 2011.


You can now view all QMT Magazine issues on your favourite tablet or smart phone.
Download the free Quality Manufacturing Today App from the Apple iTunes App Store or from QMT Magazine on Google Play.

Rob Tremain Photographer
Click above to see full page display and links to QMT articles.
Bowers logo
Mitutoyo logo
Prodim logoi
Nikon logo
Creaform logo
Aberlink logo
Control logo
MACH 2016 logo