Acquisitions Renishaw buys German-based shop for 3D tooling inserts

Editor: Eric Culp

The purchase increases the company’s additive manufacturing expertise.

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Renishaw’s newly acquired unit is said to have shown prowess in conformal cooling.
Renishaw’s newly acquired unit is said to have shown prowess in conformal cooling.
(Source: Renishaw)

Renishaw has announced the purchase of the business assets of LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center, Kornwestheim, Germany, which has been renamed LBC Engineering and will be integrated into Renishaw GmbH, Pliezhausen, Germany.

Renishaw, a supplier of products for metrology, healthcare and additive manufacturing, has also retained the business and employees of the German company, said to be “a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing for tool and mould making.”

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According to the new parent, LBC has mainly focused on the additive manufacture of conformally cooled mould tools and tool inserts for injection moulding and die-casting applications. An important part of the service offered includes component design and simulation to maximise the economic benefits of the laser-melted inserts. LBC will continue to offer services to its existing customers, Renishaw said.

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