Renishaw, a global engineering company specialising in metrology and metal 3D printing, was born out of the aerospace business and its efforts in advancing the manufacturing of complex components have never stopped. Its Spanish subsidiary Renishaw Ibérica, S.A.U. is working with a unique selection of other Spanish engineering companies and research centres in a ground-breaking project which could change the way aerospace turbines are manufactured forever.
The objective of the Futuralve project is to create advanced material and manufacturing technologies for the new generation of high-speed turbines for the aerospace sector. The 4-year project is funded by the Spanish Government through the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).
Throughout the project, Renishaw is directly involved with the development of new lightweight additively manufactured materials capable of withstanding high forces at extreme temperatures. Renishaw will also contribute to the metrology and part verification of the aerospace parts throughout the Futuralve project by its award winning 5–axis measurement system REVO® and on-machine contact scanning system SPRINT™.