Renishaw, global engineering and technology company will showcase its latest developments and highlight the role that metal additive manufacturing plays in the manufacturing process chain at formnext, taking place between the 15th and 18th of November, 2016, in Frankfurt, Germany. Highlights on the stand will include a Moto 2™ motorcycle and the Robot Bike Co. R160 bespoke mountain bike frame, one of the latest innovations to come out of Renishaw’s global network of Solutions Centres.
The Robot Bike Co. R160, is a customisable mountain bike frame with titanium lugs manufactured using laser powder bed fusion technology on Renishaw systems. Also on the stand will be Renishaw’s latest metal additive manufacturing system, the RenAM 500M, aimed specifically at industrialised additive manufacturing for series production. Easy to integrate with other hardware and software systems, RenAM 500M boasts an open architecture that ensures flexibility and compatibility with a range of systems and applications.
“With more than 40 years of experience supporting manufacturers around the globe, Renishaw understands how the manufacturing process chain is changing to include new technologies,” explained Clive Martell, Head of Global Additive Manufacturing at Renishaw. AM is still a relatively specialised technology with a limited cohort of expertise, which is a barrier to adoption that many businesses find difficult to overcome. Renishaw is breaking down these barriers via developments in the advanced AM systems it designs and manufactures in-house, its network of Solutions Centres and industry collaborations.”