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Multi-laser AM system – high productivity without compromise

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

The RenAM 500Q speeds up manufacturing processes by up to four times, broadening the market appeal of metal AM into applications that were previously uneconomic.
The RenAM 500Q speeds up manufacturing processes by up to four times, broadening the market appeal of metal AM into applications that were previously uneconomic. (Source: Renishaw)

A highlight at Renishaw's booth will be the company's latest multi-laser AM system, the four-laser RenAM 500Q.

Renishaw will demonstrate its range of products for high-quality, productive AM technologies including its latest multi-laser AM system, the four-laser RenAM 500Q. Featuring four 500 W lasers, the compact machine improves productivity in a commonly used platform size whilst increasing the quality of the components being built.

According to the company, RenAM 500Q speeds up manufacturing processes by up to four times, broadening the market appeal of metal AM into applications that were previously uneconomic. The machine is competitively priced to ensure that customers benefit from reduced cost per part, without compromising on precision or quality of a standard single-laser system.

A critical technology at the heart of the RenAM 500Q is the optical system and control software. Laser beams enter the system via four channels, where they are dynamically focussed and directed into a single, thermally controlled galvanometer (‘galvo') mounting. The galvo mounting houses four pairs of digitally controlled guided mirrors, which guide the lasers to cover the entire working area of the powder bed.

An inert gas recirculation system, including a cyclone pre-filter and gas intercooler, preserve filter life and provide consistent clean processing conditions throughout the duration of the build.

The new system builds on the safety and usability features of the single-laser RenAM 500M, incorporating dual Safe Change filters with automated changeover to minimise manual intervention. Some studies have shown that powder condition is maintained for maximum reuse, reducing part costs further.

As more companies adopt additive manufacturing technology, Renishaw has launched its AM Guide to offer manufacturers support and advice. The Guide is a dedicated area of the company's website that educates and informs customers as well as the wider engineering community. The Guide contains videos, case studies, feature articles, industry news and opinion pieces to highlight to readers the variety of opportunities available when using additive manufacturing technologies. The AM Guide also contains a collection of technical articles written by the company's industry experts.

At Formnext, Renishaw will be in Hall 11.0, Booth D15.

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